- January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Along with the regular prairie planting that happened in the Arb this fall, a new research project, overlaid on one of the plantings was also initiated. This project is designed to investigate the impact of inoculating our restoration plantings with soil from original, never plowed, prairie remnants.
- January 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm
When Fall descends on the Arb, it means it’s time for one of the most important activities that happens all year: prairie planting.
- May 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm
Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa, is an invasive, non-native plant growing abundantly in portions of the Arboretum and in some of the un-mowed areas on campus such as around Lyman Lakes. While Arboretum and Grounds staff are working to control this plant, it is important that Arb users be aware of possible health risks.
- January 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm
If you have not had a chance to appreciate the quiet solitude of the prairies, forests, and oak savanna in Carleton's Cowling Arboretum, we encourage you to get out, especially on cross country skis or snowshoes. Both are available to check out from the Recreation Center. Snowshoes are a great way to get off the trails and explore some of the more remote parts of the Arboretum. If walking is your preferred method of winter travel in the Arboretum, we have some tips for you as well.
- September 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm
An update on the recent Whooping Crane visit.
- September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm
What started as a typical day for Carleton College Cowling Arboretum director Nancy Braker turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she received a phone call from a neighbor, alerting her to the presence of Whooping Cranes in the College-owned McKnight Prairie area this past Monday.
- August 25, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Carleton Arboretum and Cannon River Watershed Partnership’s Annual Cleanup of the Cannon and Straight Rivers - September 18, 9 a.m.—Noon.
- December 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Arboretum Director Nancy Braker was interviewed on November 30, 2009 for the "Locally Grown" segment on KYMN radio of Northfield.
- July 27, 2009 at 9:35 am
Beginning on July 27, contractors will start work on a project to rehabilitate the two bridges along the paved trail in the Upper Arboretum.
- June 23, 2009 at 9:43 am
Check out two new Carleton Digital Collections – Dime Novels and Cowling Arboretum.
- June 18, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Carleton has received a $10,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to fund its “Natural Science in Natural Lands: Improving the Carleton Arboretum” project. The grant will fund the College's new project, which will heighten the educational and recreational value of the Cowling Arboretum. The grant will help provide training for Arboretum staff on state-of-the-art restoration methods, will increase opportunities to participate in restoration activities for everyone on campus and in Northfield, and provide new signs to help visitors enjoy the Arboretum.
- April 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Carleton invites members of the community to participate in a volunteer work event to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle in the College’s Cowling Arboretum on Saturday, April 18. Volunteers will meet on the paved trail at the bridge over Spring Creek, just off the intersection of Oak and Second Streets at 9 a.m.