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Restoration Ecology in Wisconsin: Selected Photo Highlights from 2018

Below are a few photos from some of the restoration ecology projects that I tracked in 2018.  I have found that restoration ecology is a forward-looking, multifaceted discipline that has deep roots in the past and a future-oriented perspective.   … Continue reading

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Ray Schulenberg Planted the Prairie at Taylor University

Last month I spent a few days in Indiana and took the opportunity to visit Taylor University in Upland, Indiana to see and photograph its famous prairie planted by Ray Schulenberg.  I had seen the prairie many years earlier but … Continue reading

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Sightings of Free-range Monarchs* in Southern Wisconsin Are Rare So Far This Year

But reports of sightings have increased in the second and third weeks of August. Sightings of monarchs are few and far between here in southern Wisconsin.  I saw my first monarch of the season on Friday August 12 in a … Continue reading

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Madison Tackles Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Initiates Multi-Year Effort to Eradicate the Pest Plant In August of this year, contractors hired by the City of Madison Engineering division, began a concerted effort to contain two large, well-established Japanese knotweed patches along the SW Bike Path. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and a Peaceful, Healthy New Year

Thanks to each of you who this year have helped to restore the prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands throughout Madison, Dane County, and Wisconsin.  Your individual and collective restoration work made a significant and beneficial difference to Wisconsin’s urban and rural … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Lakeside Restoration–Burnham Centennial Prairie

On a blustery November afternoon I took a bike ride south from downtown Chicago to explore the city.  After a few miles of pedaling along the lake shore bike path from Millennium Park,  I passed the landmark McCormick Center and … Continue reading

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