Goats in a Name?
October 12, 2016 Arnoldia
That plant which we call by a goat-related name may (or may not) smell sweet.
Science IRL Features Arboretum Scientists on Butterfly Behavior and Plant Evolution
October 19, 2016 Science IRL
How can butterfly behavior influence plant evolution? On the latest episode of Science IRL, Arnold Arboretum scientists Robin Hopkins and Heather Briggs take us through their research investigating this question. Watch the episode to get an inside look at their research into the effects of pipevine swallowtail behavior on the evolution of flower color in the wildflower Phlox!
10 Beautiful Plants to Look for on a Fall Foliage Walk
October 19, 20146 Arnold Arboretum
Make the most of your autumn strolls through the Arboretum with this handy guide to our top picks for interesting foliage!
October 15, 2016 William 'Ned' Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
There are times when oaks seem merely commonplace in our environments, from city trees to backyard plantings, and woodlands. But, there is something meaningful to experience if you just take a moment to stop and take in the unique and complex individuality of a single oak tree. That is exactly what I think each acorn bouncing off of our heads is trying to remind us of!
Junipers and water
October 9, 2016 William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
Last Monday, I headed out to see if last weekend's rains had revived the trees, shrubs and lianas, and came upon a wonderful scene in the juniper collection - it was magical. The interplay of water droplets on the strongly hydrophobic surfaces of plants is always amazing, and a reminder that the moment that rain ends is a perfect time for a walk in the Arboretum.
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