Tuesday, April 23, 2013
University of Wisconsin - Madison Arboretum
The University of Wisconsin Arboretum is located in Madison, Wisconsin. It covers 1200 acres and borders the southern half of Lake Wingra. It was formed in the early 1930s when the University decided to re-establish natural landscapes on the existing fields and pastures. Today the arboretum describes its restored ecosystems as the oldest and most extensive in the United States. It includes prairies, marshlands, savannas, and conifer and deciduous forests. The arboretum is a great place to bird watch. You can see barred owls, thrush, American woodcock, and an assortment of other birds.
The trails and parking lot are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Admission is free.