Looking for spring

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
March 20, 2019

Looking for spring

Children and witch hazel tree

On Sunday, March 17, the Arboretum welcomed families from the program Smart from the Start to search for the signs of spring. Some signs were flamboyant, like the ‘Arnold Promise’ witch-hazel. Others were hidden away, like skunk cabbage and onion grass. We spotted robins seeking worms in the meadow, and we compared the silky pussy willows […]

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Spring larch pilgrimage

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 17, 2018

Spring larch pilgrimage

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My favorite sign of early spring is not the zen magnolia in flower, or the yellow-flowered dogwoods, or the smashing pussy willows with their catkins on full display – in fact it isn’t anything in flower.  Rather, it is something in “cone.”  For me, the absolute high point right now is to catch a glimpse of […]

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Searching for Signs of Spring

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
March 10, 2017

Searching for Signs of Spring

Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) in bloom

Searching for Signs of Spring A 20°F morning did not deter several Boston area educators from coming to the Arboretum this past Saturday for a close look at the many signs of spring visible in the collections. The landscape is already preparing for the new season, even if we are still clinging to our mittens, hats, […]

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Is It Spring Yet?

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
March 7, 2016

Is It Spring Yet?

Boston teachers search for signs of spring

Boston educators went out into the landscape searching for signs of spring this past Saturday, and boy, were there many! Among the chirping birds noticed, the red-winged blackbird made an appearance, as did a very sleepy screech owl in its hole. A pair of possible nesting ducks and geese were also enjoying a leisurely swim. […]

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March 5 Monthly Exploration

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
January 23, 2016

March 5 Monthly Exploration

Spring bulbs

Is It Spring Yet? Searching for Signs of the New Season Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education and Ana Maria Caballero, Science Educator, Arnold Arboretum March 5, 9:00-11:00 am Location: Hunnewell Building and grounds pre-register There is a sleeping world outdoors ready to be discovered, observed, and enjoyed by all. This month we will search the landscape for early signs […]

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