Often-overlooked Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 9, 2015

Often-overlooked Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

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Maples… check. Lilacs… check. Stewartia… check. Euonymus… huh? The depth of the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum continues to amaze and astound as I wander the grounds at odd moments. For some time, I have been scouting the Euonymus collection at the base of Bussey Hill, in eager anticipation of the moment when the […]

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Seed dispersal in a magnolia: before and after

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 5, 2015

Seed dispersal in a magnolia: before and after

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Late summer is a time of ephemeral events in the Arnold Arboretum, matched only by the intensity and rapidity of spring flowering. Pines, larches, magnolias, spindle trees (Euonymus), and many others are literally disgorging their seeds for dispersal by the wind, birds, and other animals. How quickly do things change? Take a look at the […]

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Birds of Flores lowland forest

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
March 28, 2014

Kavlot camp: bird-land!

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
June 11, 2013

Arnold Arboretum Insects and Birds Surveyed in 2011 Harvard BioBlitz

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 9, 2011

Arnold Arboretum Insects and Birds Surveyed in 2011 Harvard BioBlitz

Harvard's BioBlitz

Harvard biologists, students, and amateur science enthusiasts participated in a survey of insects and birds at the Arnold Arboretum on May 1 as part of the second annual Harvard University Campus BioBlitz. The campus-wide effort also included inventories of plants in Harvard Yard, night trappings of moths and other nocturnal insects, and a survey of […]

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