- February 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm
A well known, but often suppressed fact of life is that everybody poops. Yes you, and even I must heed the call of nature, but we sometimes forget about our furry friends in the arboretum who also heed this call!
- February 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm
As adaptation to protect against predators, select animals' coats whiten to camouflage with their snowy habitat.
- January 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm
An animal we see a lot of here at Carleton is the Gray Squirrel.
- January 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm
Winter is a particularly interesting time to watch and listen for owls in the Arboretum.
- November 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm
These visitors to your house are not the same as ladybugs. Where did they come from?
- November 6, 2015 at 9:22 am
Bee populations are in decline. What can we do?
- October 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm
Oak leaves this year have been visited by parasitic insects that cause the growth of some very interesting puffballs.
- October 23, 2015 at 9:07 am
McKnight Prairie, just a few miles from Carleton's campus, is a rare example of native remnant prairie.
- October 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm
Why do leaves turn such a variety of colors in the fall?
- October 9, 2015 at 7:41 am
The onset of cold is sending raptors on their annual southward migration. Some species will remain in the Arb throughout winter.
- October 4, 2015 at 10:29 am
Minnesota's bat population is beginning to be threatened by White Nose Syndrome as it spreads from the Northeast.
- September 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm
When the Cannon River flooded in September 2010, significant damage occurred to infrastructure around Northfield. But yearly floods have shaped the Arb for centuries, and are important to riparian ecosystems.