PlantSnap! where nature takes root

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 7, 2019

PlantSnap! where nature takes root

Plantsnap! mobile application

PlantSnap where nature takes root American Public Gardens Association is excited to announce the official debut of a new partnership with plant identification app, PlantSnap. This new initiative will help build the most comprehensive database of plant photos in the world by empowering garden visitors to become citizen scientists in their own communities. PlantSnap gives […]

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5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

Drumlin Farm crop manager Matt Celona hand waters a row of Swiss Chard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use by Miriam Wasser for EarthWhile, WBUR The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out with a new report Thursday examining how land use contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. The report, Climate Change and Land, is the second […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 1, 2019

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform

Lewis Hine, Play Ground in Tenement Alley, Boston, 1909

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform June 20 – September 15, 2019 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Hostetter Gallery Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform examines how landscape architects and photographers advocated for social reform in the development of Boston, New York, and Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Using city plans, […]

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Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 3, 2019

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

Pterocarya stenoptera. Arboretum Aubonne, Switzerland

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae Since 2015 an extension of the Project Zelkova has been elaborated in order to explore and protect other genera and families of relict trees. The main focus is put on the genus Pterocarya and on the family Juglandaceae. The genus Pterocarya has six extant species with similar disjunctions as in […]

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Leafing through Glass Flowers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 22, 2019

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 5, 2019

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug by Jeremy Hobson and Serena McMahon for WBUR The deep freeze that has descended on the Midwest is causing problems for millions of people. It’s also bad news for an invasive species that’s been wiping out ash trees across the upper Midwest: the emerald […]

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New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 29, 2019

New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls

Stone wall, with moss, Putney, Vermont. Anna Kusmer

New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls by Anna Kusmer for Atlas Obscura Walk into a patch of forest in New England, and chances are you will—almost literally—stumble across a stone wall. Thigh-high, perhaps, it is cobbled together with stones of various shapes and sizes, with splotches of lichen and spongy […]

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The American Woods

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 21, 2018

The American Woods

American Woods

The American Woods This online resource showcases pages from Romeyn Beck Hough’s unique fourteen volume work The American Woods, a collection of more than 1000 paper-thin wood samples representing more than 350 varieties of North American tree. Between 1888 and 1913, Hough published a total of thirteen volumes of the work, but died in 1923 […]

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Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2018

Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

The Alexander Apple 1818. Watercolour by William Hooker (1779-1832)

Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society Do you know a Ribston Pippin from a Keswick Codlin? People have been growing apples for centuries–developing thousands of apple varieties, each with their own unique taste and appearance. Sadly, many of these varieties have disappeared or are very rare. Discover more about the rich history of apples, apple […]

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Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 20, 2018

Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature

Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature BBC Radio Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), today a largely unknown figure, is one of the giants of natural science. He devised the formal Latin binomial (two-part) naming system we use to classify all life forms. This BBC podcast is a panel discussion with moderator Quentin Cooper, botanist Dr. Sandra Knapp (Natural History […]

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