Tag: Keith White Prairie

Rusty patched bumble bees a matter of concern to scientists

The rusty patched bumble bee population has declined dramatically over the years, but there’s an effort to turn the numbers around. Keith White Prairie is a place on UW-Green Bay campus, where bumble bees swarm flowers known as bee balm. There are around 20 bee species that are native to the state of Wisconsin, but […]

Prairie companions: UW-Green Bay ecology class works at restoring Keith White Prairie

Principles of Ecology classs working in arboretum

Equipped with work boots, buckets and loppers, UW-Green Bay Prof. Amy Wolf (NAS) and her Principles of Ecology students continued the restoration and maintenance of UW-Green Bay’s Keith White Prairie Oct. 4. Students worked to remove invasive and woody species and collect seeds. They also worked in the greenhouse preparing plants donated by Prairie Nursery […]

Preserving the prairie

Students working on Cofrin arboretum plugs

Thanks to an endowed gift by UWGB prof. Emeritus Keith White, and alumnus Neil Diboll, Canada Goldenrod and other invasive species are being replaced by prairie plants to increase biodiversity in the Keith White Prairie on campus. This fall, UWGB students and volunteers are transplanting plugs into larger pots, where they will continue to grow […]

Record number of scholarship funds presented to science students

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored some of its top science scholars Friday, Jan. 29, with more than $32,900 in scholarship funding presented to 30 recipients. Flanked by parents, faculty members and donors, students were recognized for high grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence. Receiving awards: Cody Becker (So. […]

Slideshow: Couple’s gift could revitalize UWGB prairie

Keith White Prairie Restoration Planning Meeting

A retired professor and his wife have stepped forward to promote revitalization of the tallgrass prairie on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Keith L. and Betty A. White of Green Bay agreed earlier this fall to make a generous, five-figure gift to the University to create a permanent endowment for improvements to […]

Dry weather frustrates prairie fire, for now

If it’s April, it must be time for the seasonal controlled burn to reinvigorate the Keith White Prairie in the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, adjacent to South Circle Drive. Originally scheduled for last Wednesday, the burn was postponed because of the windy, tinder-dry conditions that have led to burn bans (and plenty of grass […]

Where there's smoke, there's prairie fire

Prescribed burns on the Keith White Prairie are likely later this week. After surveying the prairie Monday morning with Gary Fewless, project coordinator Joshua Martinez says conditions look good for the sort of controlled, periodic burn necessary in nature to rejuvenate a prairie and keep it in top condition. So, don’t be alarmed if you […]

Giving back: Diboll’s donation plugs prairie plantings at Baird Creek

The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation is asking for the public’s help in handling a unique donation from a UW-Green Bay alumnus. The donation is from Neil Diboll, UW-Green Bay Class of ’78, and it is perfectly in keeping with his alma mater’s, and his own, “green” roots.