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Buzzworthy Beekeeping

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is abuzz with excitement to announce the launch of its latest conservation initiative: a beekeeping program aimed at promoting biodiversity and ecological stewardship within its grounds. This initiative underscores the Arboretum's commitment to environmental sustainability and the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem.

The decline of global bee populations in recent years has raised alarm bells worldwide. As pollinators, bees play a crucial role in the...

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Visits to the Gallery

One of the joys of teaching at the Arboretum is drawing ideas for programs from our lovely surroundings. Plants, animals, birdsong, and breezes engage the senses and offer endless chances for connection and curiosity. Daily and seasonal happenings in nature -- big and small --invite us to notice and discover. We’re lucky to be able to use the whole Arboretum as our inspiration and classroom!

In addition, the beautiful and diverse art exhibits in the Frank Juliano Gallery in Wisner Ho...

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Monarchs in Trouble

It is not really news that Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Their numbers have been dropping steadily for the last twenty or more years. Last week, (August 2022) the International Union for the Conservation of Nature put the Monarch on their red list of species that are endangered. This holds no legal protections or incentives to help the Monarch, but it shows that scientists are justifiably worried.

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