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Habla Español? Check out Director William (Ned) Friedman’s take on the importance of protecting and preserving plants

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 30, 2016

Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 29, 2016

Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

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Two of four goats leased by the Arnold Arboretum for weed and invasive plant control in its Peters Hill landscape were attacked by an off-leash dog that jumped over their electrified enclosure Wednesday afternoon. The goats survived the attack but sustained injuries, and have been removed from the Arboretum for veterinary treatment. The dog was […]

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Bumblebee behavior

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 23, 2016

Bumblebee behavior

Callin Switzer

Some flowers release pollen out of small pores in the anthers. Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens Cresson) coax this pollen out by vibrating their bodies (buzz pollination or sonication). In research published in Apidologie, Callin Switzer and colleagues observed bumblebees in the urban environment of the Arboretum, the rural environment of the Concord Field Station and in the greenhouse. They found that they alter their sonication behavior depending on which plants they visit and the environmental conditions. abstract »

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DIRECTOR’S LECTURE SERIES: Camille Parmesan

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 20, 2016

DIRECTOR’S LECTURE SERIES: Camille Parmesan

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Responses to Anthropogenic Climate Change: Predicting the Future Requires Knowing the Past Camille Parmesan, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University, UK, and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin 1 Session: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building Camille Parmesan’s work focuses on the impacts of climate change on wildlife, from field […]

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Family Walks

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 20, 2016

Family Walks

Head Start Family StoryWalk

Family Walks Arboretum Staff and Arboretum Volunteers Sat. Oct. 1, 11:00am-12:00pm, Oct. 23, 1:30-2:30pm, Location: Hunnewell Building Discover the Arboretum on guided walks especially for families. Each walk will highlight different plants and natural phenomena while developing observational skills in children. One adult can bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages four […]

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Fall Foliage Celebration

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 20, 2016

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

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Location: Hunnewell Building An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners October 22-October 23, 2016 with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5:00-7:00pm Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20 Woodturning: […]

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Collections Up Close: The Explorers Garden

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Collections Up Close: The Explorers Garden

A glimpse of the Explorers Garden.

Explorers Garden Sunday, October 16, 1:00–3:00pm Discover the amazing plant diversity and delve into the unique history of the Explorers Garden. This nearly three-acre site rests in a microclimate just below the summit of Bussey Hill and has proven to be a perfect testing ground for plants collected during expeditions as well as rare and […]

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Arboretum Guided Tours

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Arboretum Guided Tours

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Experience the Arboretum in a new way–take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617 384-5209. Location: Hunnewell Building, […]

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Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House

by Donna Tremonte
September 18, 2016
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