Tree Mob™

Next Tree Mob™

Tree Mob™!: Whoooo's In the Arboretum?

 

Brendan Keegan, Gardener II, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Tuesday, January 21, 4:30pm
Location: Hemlock Hill Road, Acc. # 22682*A

 

January afternoons and evenings are a perfect time to listen and look for Great Horned Owls. In the lead up to their nesting season, this charismatic and formidable species is often heard calling throughout the Arboretum's collections. Join Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener, to learn about Great Horned Owls, how to go owling ethically, and possibly hear and see a few owls as well. Please dress warmly and bring a flashlight..

 

Parking: Park along Bussey. Enter through Bussey Street Gate to walk to the gathering location along Hemlock Hill Road.  

 

Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and walk left to the Arboretum’s Washington Street Gate. Follow Blackwell Footpath to South Street. Cross South Street and re-enter the Arboretum. Walk to the intersection and turn left on Hemlock Hill Road. Follow the signs to the meeting location.

 

See map of gate locations. See directions.

   

Free: No registration required

 

Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Learn more.

 

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Join us for a Tree Mob™!

What’s a Tree Mob™?

Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Experts share little-known facts about our living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations. A Tree Mob may attract a small group or a large gathering—we won’t know until it takes place. Join us in the landscape and discover something new.

What can I expect?

Plan to spend approximately 30 minutes learning about an interesting component of our collection. You can then continue your exploration of the Arnold Arboretum on your own. Tree Mobs are time, date, and location specific.

How does it work?

We will communicate about Tree Mobs by various means (see below). Using mobile technologies, such as a smartphone with location-awareness enabled, you will be able to navigate to the event location. You can also view and print a map we will provide with the day’s Tree Mob location on our website. With directions in hand, proceed to the designated meeting place to participate in our experiment for spontaneous learning.

How can I be notified?

  • Link to Tree Mob on your mobile device.
  • Sign up or manage email notification.
  • Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
  • Keep an eye on our website.