Boston Sunday Review: Ned Friedman

by William (Ned) Friedman
August 19, 2019

A beautiful parasite

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
August 19, 2019

Giant resin bees, finding old friends in a New World

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
August 14, 2019

Giant resin bees, finding old friends in a New World

Female giant resin bee (Megachile sculptura)

Although most of our trees have long since bloomed, Tetradium danielli is currently exploding in color. Its multitude of beautiful white flowers in turn attract thousands of bees, explaining its common name, the “bee-bee tree.” Since Tetradium danielli is native to east Asia, the majority of the North American bees discovered its sweet nectar relatively […]

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Matt Fertakos awarded Undergraduate Research Prize

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 7, 2019

El último misterio que persiguió a Darwin

by BBC News Mundo
August 6, 2019

El último misterio que persiguió a Darwin

Charles Darwin

Un misterio persiguió a Darwin hasta sus últimos días. ¿Cómo habían surgido las flores? ¿Cómo se habían dispersado y diversificado tan rápido? ¿La naturaleza daba saltos? De ser así toda su teoría podía estar en peligro. Esto y muchas otras cosas sobre ese “misterio abominable” lo podéis encontrar en el artículo basado en el trabajo de William Friedman.

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Green Team explores green jobs

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
July 29, 2019

Green Team explores green jobs

Bob Ervin with Green Team

Recently the Arnold Arboretum hosted fifteen youths and two program leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team Summer Program. Operated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy with support from Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, the program employs Boston resident teens (ages 15-18) who work 25 hours per week for six weeks involving park […]

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Perfection in miniature

by Alvin Powell for the Harvard Gazette
July 26, 2019

Bringing nature learning back outside

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
July 25, 2019

2019 Hunnewell Interns camp and collect in the wild

by Liam McTigue, 2019 Hunnewell Intern
July 23, 2019

2019 Hunnewell Interns camp and collect in the wild

Collection Conga Line

Each summer, a small group of students and rising professionals is selected to join our horticulture, propagation, and curation teams at the Arnold Arboretum as part of the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. This paid opportunity offers those interested in pursuing plant- and landscape-related careers an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable experience in caring for […]

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It takes a community to make compost

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
July 19, 2019