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Mourning cloak butterfly.

Spend a day outside!

We will be having more volunteer opportunities to do invasive plant removal and other activities as the weather improves. Contact our Land Manager Bobbie Webster for more information. Or check out the volunteer page.

Trout Lily.

Apply for a Cofrin Grant!

Open to any UWGB student, these $1000 grants allow you to do independent research on any of our UWGB natural areas. The deadline has been extended to 1 May 2015. Have an idea for a project or looking for ideas? Contact Vicki Medland at

Seedlings in greenhouse.

Spring has Sprung and the Heirloom Plant Sale will be here soon!

The Heirloom Plant Sale will be 9-3 at the Lab Sciences Greenhouse from 9-3. We hand out numbers starting around 7:30 (maybe earlier). Most plants priced between $ 1.75 and $2.00. Cash and checks only. Plant descriptions are now online!

Baird Creek rapids.

Apply for an Heirloom Grant!

Heirloom Grants to purchase equipment and supplies related to independent research are available to undergraduates with a major in Natural & Applied Sciences or grad students in ES&P with NAS sponsors. Deadline is May 1. Contact Vicki Medland at for more info.

Heirloom peppers.

Saving Seeds?

If you have extra Heirloom tomato seeds you would like to donate contact us at We are always looking for new and unique varieties to offer to the public.

Blackburnian warbler, photo by M. Mcdowell.

A tool for measuring forest health!

Biodiversity data manager Erin Giese, along with NAS faculty, and TNC staff have developed a a new rigorous, transparent tool for measuring forest health in northern mesic forests of the western Great Lakes region based on local breeding bird assemblages. TNC conservation managers are already using the tool. Learn more about the research and download the tool here.