Native Plants and the Crazy Snake Worm

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
November 20, 2017

Native Plants and the Crazy Snake Worm

Amynthas spp.

Last week, I came across several “crazy snake worms” happily wriggling through fallen leaves in the landscape. This was surprising, since the adults are usually gone by this point in the season, killed by hard autumn frost and survived only by their overwintering eggs. However, the unseasonably warm weather this year has prolonged the life […]

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The World’s Longest-Running Experiment is Buried in a Secret Spot in Michigan

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 27, 2016

The World’s Longest-Running Experiment is Buried in a Secret Spot in Michigan

William James Beal

The World’s Longest-Running Experiment is Buried in a Secret Spot in Michigan feature by Cara Giaimo, Atlas Obscura In the fall of 1879, Dr. William James Beal (1833-1924) walked to a secret spot on Michigan State University’s campus and planted a strange crop: 20 narrow-necked glass bottles, each filled with a mixture of moist sand […]

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Arboretum’s Hunnewell Interns investigate soil health

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 8, 2015

Arboretum’s Hunnewell Interns investigate soil health

Hunnewell Interns 2015

This summer, the Arboretum hosted an exceptionally-driven and bright group of trainees participating in the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. The program offers students of horticulture and the plant sciences the opportunity to work in the Arboretum’s historic landscape with its world-renowned scientific collection of trees and shrubs, under the expert guidance of staff in […]

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