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Natural history -- Wisconsin

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View Resource Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, as part of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, is "an interdisciplinary organization that conducts natural resources surveys and research to produce information used for decision making, problem solving, planning, management, development, and education". The site offers downloadable online publications such as annual groundwater level...

https://wgnhs.wisc.edu/
View Resource Portraits of Scientists: Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visites Collection

Increase Lapham came west to Wisconsin via New York and Kentucky in 1836, and he soon established himself as one of the state's premier experts on the natural history of the Badger State. In fact, he was the state's first scientist, and by the time he died in 1875, he had created the first accurate maps of the state, made investigations into local effigy mounds, and provided his services in a host...

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS527
View Resource The Belgian-American Collection

While Wisconsin is well-known for its German-American community, some may be surprised to learn that a significant number of Belgians made their way to the Badger State in the 1850s. Most Belgians who came to Wisconsin made their way to the northeastern section of the state and their descendants continue to celebrate the harvest festival known as Kermis as well as a number of other cultural...

https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/WI/BelgAmrCol/