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Bees Prepare for Winter

As the autumn colors begin to emerge and the temperatures start to drop, many animals begin their preparations for the winter ahead. Each type of animal has its own strategy for surviving the cold winter months-bears hibernate, some birds fly south, and squirrels and chipmunks begin storing nuts and seeds for the long days ahead. Insects are no different; many hibernate in various developmental stages, but few are active all winter long.

That's where honey bees are different. Note that...

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Spend Time with The Trees

Forest Therapy, Forest Bathing, maybe you have heard of it. Forest Therapy is rooted in the Japanese Practice of Shirin-yoku, which is often translated as "forest bathing". But it is not a literal bath; the term refers simply to immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the forest.
Forest Therapy is more that just a meander through the woods, though. Trained forest therapy guides help participants engage in activities that help them experience the natural environment with all their senses....

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Scouts: Come One, Come All!

Did you know that we offer programs for scouts at the Arboretum? From Daisies and Cub Scouts on up, the Arboretum provides a unique setting for scouts of all ages to investigate and discover new things!

Whether your troop is working on a badge or is looking for a fun field trip, the historic grounds, gardens, and woodland trails of the Arboretum provide the perfect location t...

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