Volunteer Voices: Winter Garden

These mornings when I start out on the trail, the air seems fresher. Spring is on the way even with the recent snow! But, regardless of the forecast, it’s time to see the Hoyt Arboretum’s Winter Garden. I’m so impressed with the thought that went into both the location of the Winter Garden  – where … Read more

Black History in the Botanical World

It’s Black History Month 2021, and there are so many opportunities to learn about the intersections between Blackness and botany, even while staying safe-at-home. Of course, Black folks’ contributions to botany and environmentalism could never fit into one month – nor does celebrating them need to be limited solely to February. Still, we’re excited to … Read more

Volunteer Voices: Discovering New Plants

I spend a lot of time at Hoyt Arboretum regardless of the season.  In non-pandemic times, I volunteer as a naturalist, taking elementary school students on hikes to teach them about the Arboretum and the cool trees and plants found here. Outside of the school season, I hike and jog on the trails.  I’m not … Read more

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