Owls at Hoyt Arboretum

Baby barred owls have taken up residence in the Arboretum! Yesterday during a walking meeting (yes, we work in the BEST place!), Ajah, Nina, and I heard a kerfuffle of bird sounds. Our attention drawn, we witnessed several crows flapping, and a much larger, brown bird swoop down to land on the lower branch of … 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

Water Catchment Tank Pilot Project

A newly planted tree need 4 gallons of water a week, and with 189 acres and 6,000 trees to look after, that’s a lot of watering! Climate Change As our summers get hotter, dryer, and longer, watering is of increasing concern. To support these needs, Hoyt Arboretum Curator Martin Nicholson is piloting a Water Catchment Tank … Read more

Hoyt Arboretum Dog of the Month: Mr. Peppers

Dogs love Hoyt Arboretum and Hoyt Arboretum loves them too! In fact, every Hoyt Arboretum Friends staff person has a dog, who occasionally join us in the office to do the important work of begging for treats, snoring away in the communal dog bed, taking lunchtime walks, and receiving belly rubs.  Another huge perk of … Read more

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