Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, The Xerces Society 1 Session: Saturday, August 27, 9:00am–4:30pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building You have heard about the status of the European honey bee, and maybe even learned the fate of some of our 3,600 native bees. Fact of the matter is that bees are in trouble and in […]
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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, […]
Jose Luis Alvarez is a nurseryman in Mexico, who for decades there has been growing trees for reforestation projects. In 1997, he created Forests for Monarchs (FFM), also known as La Cruz Habitat Protection Program (LCHPP), an innovative non-profit designed to restore monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) forest habitat in Mexico and at the same time […]
From Seed to Tree Dana Greenhouses’ Staff First Tuesday of the month, May through October, 1-1:45pm Location: Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Did you know that almost all of the plants in the Arboretum begin their lives in the Dana Greenhouses? Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to […]
Presenters: Catherine Chamberlain, Suzanne Mrozak, and Danny Schissler Next Session: Sunday, September 18, 12:30pm–3:00pm Location: Weld Hill Building With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum’s living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science […]