- April 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm
While the first small blue flowers to appear on Carleton's campus, Siberian Squill, are actually invasives, many ephemeral woodland flowers can be found in the Arboretum if you catch them during their brief blooming window in the spring.
- April 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm
Frogs signal environmental changes before most other species are affected by them because they quickly absorb things in the environment through their porous skin. Since 1995, Minnesota has been the center of research into "mutant" frogs whose physical deformities may be caused by a number of factors.
- April 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm
Listening carefully is the best way to track down owls in the Arboretum.
- March 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm
The first day of spring is almost here!
- March 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm
A Creature Mystery in the Arboretum
- February 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm
Most mammals of the Arb remain active above ground all year long and are possible to see while taking a winter walk, so keep your eyes peeled!
- February 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm
While finding tracks in the snow may not be hard, it can be tricky to identify different species simply by their footprints. Here is a quick guide on how to identify fox tracks left in the snow.
- February 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm
Warm winter weather coaxes out Arboretum Opossum.
- February 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm
The critters that normally frequent the Carleton Arboretum might not be so visible on winter walks, but that doesn’t mean that many of them aren’t still around.
- January 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm
The boulders that are scattered across the Arb now stand proudly above the dormant prairie grasses ready to tell their story.
- January 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm
The bald eagle was listed as threatened on the state's first endangered species list in 1984.
- November 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm
On a walk through the Lower Arboretum, visitors might notice some new architecture has been installed and wonder "What is this fence and why is it there?"