Volunteer Voices: Finding Animals and Connection at Hoyt Arboretum

My daughter Vivian’s summer camp canceled their entire week of programming on the first day of camp. Summer Scramble Vivian had just graduated kindergarten, and even if she wasn’t super excited about getting carsick in the camp’s big school bus, she was excited that it was finally summer. Then she found herself stuck in the … Read more

Hike to Pittock Mansion on Wildwood

Pittock Mansion is a 1.5 mile walk from the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center: through the Arboretum, across the Barbara Walker Crossing footbridge, and along the Wildwood Trail. Though the trail gains around 300 feet in elevation between Barbara Walker Crossing and Pittock, the views from the top and the verdant forest along the trail are … Read more

Volunteering at the Visitor Center

Why I Volunteer  During the pandemic, I turned to the solace of nature. Socially distanced walks in parks were a regular thing. The misty trails and mystical wonder of Hoyt Arboretum were a source of escape and inspiration, but by the Fall of 2021, as far as I was concerned, the pandemic had been going … Read more

Weeds De-mystified!

Yes, Spring is here, and everything – plants, kids, daylight hours – is growing at an amazing rate. This is a very stressful time of year for me since all the yardwork, inside cleaning, vacation plans (even if we’re still shutdown, we need vacations!), and summer plans need to be done NOW! But, most important, … Read more

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