Volunteer Voices: Fall Conifer Colors

I love seeing the golden colors of conifers in the fall. But aren’t conifers evergreen? Most conifers are evergreen, but a few species go for the gold in the fall. Like most broad-leaf trees, they are deciduous. That is, they drop their leaves every winter. This adaptation helps the trees survive the freezing cold of … Read more

Volunteer Voices: Familiar Feathers, or 4 Bird Species You Didn’t Know You Knew

Spring has arrived in Portland, when new blooms seem to be appearing daily. Not to be left behind, winged creatures have been quick to follow. Leaving a window propped open while typing the day away in productive bliss may reward the patient with cheery chirps, trills, and melodic whistles — a comfortable springtime soundtrack to … Read more

Volunteer Voices: Beauty of Concrete

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day was scheduled to take place on April 22, 2020. While we were unable to celebrate in person this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hoyt Arboretum’s volunteers found unique ways to celebrate while staying home, like volunteer Tour Guide Clara-Julia Peru: Since I have been laid off, and … Read more

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