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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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Framework Trees of New England

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

Framework Trees of New England

Oaks and Beeches

Framework Trees of New England Karen Sebastian, ASLA, Landscape Architect 6 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 18, 25, 6:30–8:30pm; and 2 Saturday field trips, October 15 and October 22 Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham Explore the history, changes in composition, and ecology of the New England forest from the Ice Age through European […]

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Fall Foliage Celebration

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

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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The evolution of plant life history strategies

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 15, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 14, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

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In early September, goats became part of the scenery at the Arnold Arboretum, adding a pastoral accent to the already bucolic landscape. But these goats aren’t here, just sitting pretty. They are here to help the Arboretum control invasive plants and overgrown brush…without the use of chemicals. Learn more about this new pilot program and […]

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From leaf to itch

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 7, 2016

What’s the buzz

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 2, 2016

Water—and Climate—Solutions in Plain Sight

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 2, 2016

Water—and Climate—Solutions in Plain Sight

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Judith D. Schwartz, MA, MSJ, Journalist and Author 1 Session: Monday, September 19, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building Judith Schwartz, who has looked deeply into the challenges and solutions around Earth’s soil in her 2013 book, Cows Save the Planet, has since turned her sights towards water. In this talk and discussion, she will focus on […]

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