By Lindsay Renick Mayer,
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area is special for many reasons. It was the second place in Wisconsin to receive the state natural area designation. It is the most intact large bog in the southeastern part of the state. It contains what is likely North America’s southernmost string bog—a bog with stunted cedars and tamaracks that alternate in a unique pattern with wetter areas and sedges.
And, since 1989 it has been home to a time machine, better known as the weather station of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station. The weather station collects electronic data on local temperature, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction and humidity, and is helping researchers look back in time to make predictions about the effects of climate change into the future.
Read the complete story at the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin website: Traveling through time with the UWM Weather Station