Bee cool: a honeybee approaches cherry blossoms in the UW Arboretum’s Longenecker Horticultural Gardens. The bee clearly has good taste. The Arb was designated a National Historic Landmark in January. It joins four other UW landmarks: the Red Gym, North Hall, Science Hall, and the Dairy Barn.
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John Curtis, shown here in his lab in 1951, introduced the concept of burning prairie as a means of restoration. The Arb conducted its first burn in the 1940s. UW Archives S04992 Bring up conservation in Wisconsin and you’ll often hear the name John Curtis MS1935,…