UP: Asian crazy worms. The invasive worm species, known for its voracious appetite, has survived the winter at the UW Arboretum, leaving ecologists worried how it could affect the state's forests. "They basically consume the forest floor," Brad Herrick, an Arboretum ecologist, tells the Wisconsin State Journal. "They often do it quite quickly."
DOWN: Madison golf courses. A new report contradicts claims last year by former parks superintendent Kevin Briski that the city's golf courses were doing very well after the city took over operations from contracted golf pros. The report shows revenue was down $466,000 in 2013, creating a $105,000 loss. Briski recently took another a job in Florida.