The Arboretum Grounds and Buildings will close at noon on Saturday, October 23 to the general public when the Arboretum turns into a beer garden for Oktoberfest! Join us!

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Saying "I Do" to the Mini Wedding!

We all know someone who was supposed to get married this year.  Brides and grooms who spent countless hours planning their picture-perfect wedding with lots of family and friends, delicious food and dancing the night away.  But Covid-19 had different plans, and so many couples found themselves scrambling to reschedule and collect deposits.  Weddings from the spring moved to the fall, and then the fall weddings were cancelled, too. 

Weddings at the Arboretum have always been...

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The Butterfly [A]ffect(ed)

I was supposed to write about pollinator gardens, but Hurricane Isaias changed that.
. . . but did it really?  Bear with me as I meander and perhaps stretch a metaphor to its breaking point.

"You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby ... changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole."
— Fic...

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The Little Things

Sometimes when I go for a walk around the grounds I sometimes forget we are in the middle of a pandemic. While Covid-19 has turned our world upside down, the natural world is moving along as if nothing has changed – the flowers are blooming, the bees are pollinating, the fireflies are dancing; nature seems the way it have always been, rather normal. Though in nature, nothing is ever normal.

Whenever I am talking about adaptations, I always tell my audience, "Everything in nature – ...

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