Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two Native Spring Wildflowers


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Lake Wingra/Vilas Shoreline Visioning Workshop

If you have concerns about the condition of the Lake Wingra shoreline, especially those sections in supposed “protected areas” or “natural areas” around the Lake, now is your opportunity to be heard and offer thoughts on how to improve the … Continue reading

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Japanese knotweed is on the move . . .

to the edge of residential backyards along the SW Bike Path. A well-established population of Japanese knotweed has been spreading along the north side of the SW Bike Path for several years, now it has jumped (on gone under) that … Continue reading

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Garlic Mustard–It’s Everywhere

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Garlic Mustard Season

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Duck Pond Springs

The “Duck Pond”, also known as Gorham Spring,  is usually thought of as being fed by one large spring outflow but actually consists of upwelling groundwater that emerges at five points beneath the stone wall at the intersection of Spring … Continue reading

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Report on SW Bike Path Spring Prairie Burn Season

On the west side of Madison, Wisconsin, small prairie plantings adorn the edges of the SW Bike Path  like a floral necklace.  In the summer, prairie grasses and flowers  grace the neighborhoods and  lift the spirits of commuters and recreational … Continue reading

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