Wild UWM: The Monarch Conservancy

Wild UWM: The Monarch Conservancy

Like the monarch butterflies that rest en masse on the area’s huge sycamore during their southern migration, the UWM Monarch Conservancy at Innovation Campus has undergone a metamorphosis.

Through diligent restoration, Downer Woods is once again home to native plants.

Wild UWM: Downer Woods

Around the turn of the 20th century, the land was owned and farmed by Guido Pfister, who eventually donated it to Downer College, on the site that became UWM in 1964.

Amberleigh Henschen prepares a mist net for her early-morning bird research at the Cedarburg Bog,

Wild UWM: The Cedarburg Bog

Just 30 miles north of campus, the Cedarburg Bog spans 2,200 acres and is owned primarily by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and UWM.

Testing the waters for triathlon swimmers

Testing the waters for triathlon swimmers

Thanks to UWM assistant professors, athletes had access to up-to-the-minute water temperature and bacteria level measurements.