- 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.
- October 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Night time is one of the most beautiful and peaceful times in the Arb, and yet few people are aware of what the Arb has to offer at night.
- October 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm
Plum and custard wood Trich, Shimeji Funnel Cap, Cinnabar Chantarelle, Rosy Gomph: What species to do these names refer to?
- October 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm
The Carleton Arboretum is often thought to be a great place for a romantic walk. But there may be more love brewing in the Arb than one would initially think...
- October 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm
“It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.” - Rachel Carson
- October 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm
If you have recently taken a walk through the Arb prairies, you probably noticed the golden grasses swaying in the breeze and a few vibrant purple asters hiding in the thatch but did you realize that you were walking through one of the most diverse and endangered ecosystems on the planet?
- May 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm
The weather remains cold and dreary as students and birds alike start to gear up for summer. While most of us have been mildly inconvenienced and slightly outraged at the abnormal weather patterns, changes in weather are a lot tougher on birds.
- May 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm
After a seemingly eternal winter and some late snowfalls, it’s finally looking and feeling a lot more like spring in Northfield. One of the most noticeable harbingers of the new season is the sudden outburst of birdsong around campus.
- May 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Monday of last week Arboretum staff, student workers, and community volunteers kicked off the prescribed burn season in the Arb with a small fire in the 2003 prairie of the lower arboretum.