“Come to the woods, for here is rest.” Naturalist John Muir could have been describing the UW Arboretum when his words were published in Atlantic Monthly in 1869, for he understood the restorative power of a walk in the woods. The arboretum’s 1,260 acres, located along the southern half of Madison’s Lake Wingra, serve as a restful place within a bustling city. Jeff Miller, the UW’s senior photographer, visited its woods on a recent autumn day and captured both living creatures and nature’s colorful last hurrah before winter arrives.
Words by Cindy Foss
At left, the morning sun shines on to Arboretum Drive.