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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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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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Garlic and Potatoes

Why Garlic and Potatoes?


I've been on a quest to master the art of growing garlic, and potatoes are simply fun for children to grow and harvest.
This quest to grow garlic began in 2017, when I planted the first garlic crop, in the Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Square Foot Garden, and harvested dismally tiny garlic bulbs, in the summer of 2018.


The second planting...

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