Philosophy, nature, and music come together at the Arboretum on November 17 with a program exploring sounds in nature by scholar, composer, and clarinetist David Rothenberg. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
When is the last time you took a long leisurely walk in a natural setting? Or sat under a tree and observed the many stories playing out in nature? Have you ever considered that when you touch a tree, perhaps this tree is simultaneously touching you? As humans industrialize at lightning speed, we have become […]
Shopping Cart (2016) by John C. Anderson Stop by our Visitor Center to check out a sculpture created by Roslindale artist John C. Anderson, titled In the Future We Will Build Our Shopping Carts Out of Sticks and Twigs in Order to Stock Up on The Bones of Our Children. In crafting a true-to-scale replica […]
Each spring and fall, the Field Study Experiences utilizes the Arnold Arboretum’s North Woods as the ideal classroom for kids to experience the natural world. With volunteer guides, students venture into a small forest, overturn rotting logs, and observe soil-dwelling organisms with bug boxes and probes. The North Woods functions as an equally effective classroom […]
Margie Ruddick, ASLA, Landscape Architect Thursday, October 20, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? With beautiful images, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the […]
Arnold Arboretum Senior Research Scientist Peter Del Tredici and 18 other ecologists from around the world signed an article in the journal Nature which argues against the pervasive bias promulgated against non-native species in ecology. The note in the comments section of Nature 474 (June 9, 2011) urges a reconsideration of non-native organisms based on […]