- April 27, 2014 at 10:31 am
What do the unicorn and the American White Pelican have in common? Extreme majesty is not the answer.
- April 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm
Welcome back to another spring term everybody! It’s been a long hard winter, but it looks like the winter is finally over and it’s a great time to get back outside.
- April 2, 2014 at 9:35 am
In a recent reorganization of some of the Arboretum Office’s collections, Arb director Nancy Braker and student naturalists discovered a surprise in the owl pellets drawer.
- March 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm
In my classes I learn about the history and scope of problems so that I can theoretically do something in the future. But what if I want to do something now?
- February 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Northfield commands a great deal of national respect because it is home to two prestigious liberal arts colleges. A slightly less renowned fact is that it is also home to a large bovine population.
- February 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Guess what Carleton? It's still winter outside.
- February 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Not all weather talk is small talk. Global anthropogenic climate change is the biggest conservation challenge of our lifetimes
- January 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm
Although it is hard to believe that anything could be surviving outdoors in our sub-zero degree winters, amazingly the majority of the creatures that live in Minnesota remain here year round, and while at first glance the Arboretum may appear empty but snow and bare trees, it is as full of life as ever.
- January 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm
“We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.” – Aldo Leopold
- November 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm
In recent visits to our beautiful, crisp, November Arboretum, I find myself doing quite a bit of reflection. As a senior whose next two terms are pulling me away from the Arboretum towards other work-related pursuits, this is the last time I will be writing Arb notes.
- November 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm
The recent Arb management activity of pine removal in this region allows us to observe successional changes close up. One of the most striking features of this succession is the emergence of aspen.
- October 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm
They are all around us. Small and easily overlooked, but always present: the thirteen-lined ground squirrel.