Curious about canids?

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park We have a whole lot of canids here on the Northside. The vast majority are family pet dogs enjoying our big backyards. The term “canid”...

Remember Sputum Pond?

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park “The most beautiful and delightful spot that could possibly have been obtained.” That is how its first medical director described the location of Lake View...

Urban Canid Project to present at FOLVHP meeting

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park Professor David Drake of UW's Urban Canid project is coming to the Northside to do a presentation on the fascinating work of his team...

Train as a Citizen Scientist with Clean Lakes Alliance

By Katie Nicholas Clean Lakes Alliance Are you ready to take action on behalf of our lakes? Ever wonder about water quality conditions and trends at your favorite beach? A limited number...

Test your house for radon to protect your health

By Sarah Mattes Public Health Madison and Dane County Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon. You can’t see, smell or taste radon,...

Earthen mounds reveal culture of early inhabitants

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh The Northside is privileged to be home to multiple sites that contain earthen mounds constructed a thousand or more years ago. Many of the mounds are...

Meet us on Lake Mendota for the Frozen Assets Festival

By Adam Sodersten Clean Lakes Alliance Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival highlights the status of our lakes as one of our community’s biggest assets. This event has raised more than half a...

Madison FUN class graduates 17 new master naturalists

By Paul Noeldner Friends of Urban Nature Madison Parks, Wild Warner, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and other Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) partner groups hosted the second annual summer Master Naturalist class at...

John Muir’s great-grandson visits Lake View Hill

By Jon Becker Earth/Art Resources In April the great-grandson of John Muir visited Lake View Hill. William Hanna, with his wife Claudie, was in Wisconsin for the first time to visit sites associated...

Rain gardens complete the cycle at Lake View Hill Park

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park Nature works in cycles. Water falls to earth from the clouds, sinks into the earth or evaporates to rise, condenses and falls again as...

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