Yarn bombing at UW-Green Bay arboretum has wacky signs of life popping up | Green Bay Press-Gazette
Take a walk on the trails of the and you’re likely to spot some of the 245-plus animals that call its 290-acres home, but that huge purple dragon up in the tree looking down at you isn’t one of them. He’s just visiting.
Amethystus the Dragon is among the whimsical flora and fauna that have popped up in the arboretum on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus as part of a yarn bomb, curated by Prof. Alison Gates (Art and Design), on Sept. 24 and will run through Oct. 10. You’ll also bump into Coffee the Cofrin Ness Monster, jellyfish, mushrooms, spider webs, flowering vines and a red snake — all made of yarn and each the creation of a local knitter or crocheter.