Nature

2019 Sep 29

Collections Up Close: Fruits of the Bradley Rosaceous Collection

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Bradley Rosaceous Collection, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Join the Arnold Arboretum for tours, family activities, and festivities inviting you to discover the diversity of the rose family (Rosaceae) which includes more than four thousand species. Many of the rose family taxa are of great importance to humans and the agricultural economy, and are vulnerable to extreme weather that is becoming the new norm. Come learn more about the many fruits of the rose family, a welcome buffet for our local wildlife.

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2019 Sep 29

Guided Tour: Exciting Introductions or Stealth Invaders?

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Invasive plants are a real concern in our parks, gardens, and other public places. Many were intentionally introduced because of their horticultural value. How do we define invasive, and how did these plants get into our landscape? Join Arboretum docent Marty Amdur to see examples in the Arboretum landscape and gain a better understanding of this issue.

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2019 Sep 28

Research in the Collections: A Scientific Exploration of the Arnold Arboretum

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

The Arnold Arboretum provides both extensively documented collections for research and the facilities for the researchers—labs, greenhouses, and growing chambers. From around the world, scientists come to use the trees and shrubs in the Arboretum landscape, studying climate change, plant evolution, natural selection, and species adaptation. Join docent Esther Miller to hear about the science of the Arboretum.

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2019 Sep 28

Art Workshop: Revealing the Wild Print

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Join the Arboretum's exhibiting artist, Steffanie Schwam, in this hands-on workshop. You will make your own unique monoprint on paper or fabric, using leaves from the Arboretum's collections, paint, printmaking tools, recycled materials, and the inspiration of the surrounding landscape.

Note: This workshop is appropriate for ages 8 and up. An adult must accompany anyone between ages 8–12.

Cost: $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers.

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2019 Sep 22

Fall Forest Bathing

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 03 2019 except Sun Oct 06 2019, Sun Oct 13 2019.
9:00am to 11:00am

9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Bussey St. Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.

Cost: $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers

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2019 Sep 14

Fall Birding

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 05 2019 .
8:00am to 9:30am

8:00am to 9:30am
8:00am to 9:30am
8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

This autumn, experience the birds of the Arboretum with expert birder and Arboretum volunteer, Bob Mayer and/or staff birding aficionado, Brendan Keegan. Catch a glimpse of migrating birds as they fly south and get acquainted with the Arboretum's resident birds as well. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. Beginners and seasoned birders are welcome!

Bob Mayer:
September 14 (meet at Arborway Gate)
September 28 (meet at Peters Hill Gate)

Brendan Keegan:
September 21 (meet at Arborway...

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2019 Sep 08

Bonsai Matching

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Most of the species seen as bonsai in the Arboretum’s Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection can also be found in the landscape. Explore the history and culture of bonsai and the Arboretum’s relationship with these plants, and compare bonsai with their “unrestricted” counterparts in the landscape. See ginkgo, trident maple, bald cypress, hinoki cypress, and more, large and small!

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2019 Sep 07

Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: The Basics

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Centre Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

What better place to look for the differences between angiosperms (plants that flower and have enclosed seeds), and gymnosperms (plants with "naked seeds," including conifers, ginkgos and others), than in the Arnold Arboretum landscape, where over 15,000 plants reside in a living museum. Join the Arboretum's guide, Florrie Wescoat, as she points out trees in both groups and describes the characteristics of each.

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2019 Sep 21

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum's living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in the Arnold Arboretum's Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum's phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing out and flowering of trees in the spring and changing foliage colors in the fall. Your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their...

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2019 Sep 07

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum's living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in the Arnold Arboretum's Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum's phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing out and flowering of trees in the spring and changing foliage colors in the fall. Your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their...

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2019 Sep 15

Morning Yoga at the Arboretum

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 06 2019 .
10:00am to 11:00am

10:00am to 11:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building Lawn, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Improve your health and well-being with yoga by practicing poses, breathing, and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Arnold Arboretum. In the case of inclement weather, the session will move indoors (Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall).

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2019 Sep 15

Family Hike: Seeds, Seeds, Seeds!

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Families need nature at all times of the year! Join the Arboretum for a family hike where you will look for seeds that fly, seeds that float, seeds that get buried away, and seeds that travel through an animal’s stomach.

This event is free and open to all and most suitable for children ages four through ten.

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2019 Aug 25

Butterfly Discovery Walk

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Venture into the Arboretum landscape with caterpillar expert Sam Jaffe. Sam will wander the landscape highlighting host plants and the insects they support, focusing his attention on caterpillars, moths, and butterflies. Bring a camera to document your discoveries and a notebook to record identification tips and plant suggestions for expanding the array of butterflies your garden or park can support.

This event is suitable for adults and children ages 12 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost: $10 for...

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2019 Aug 23

Moth Meet

9:00pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Join the Arnold Arboretum for a late night learning adventure to discover the nocturnal invertebrates that are flitting about the Arboretum after hours. Naturalist Sam Jaffe will start the evening in the classroom with some introductory information about the life-cycles of moths and other night flyers. He’ll then lead the group outdoors for a moth lighting at which we will admire and study a variety of nocturnal insects. Back in the classroom, microscopes and other field guides will allow us to make clear identifications of these lesser-seen beauties.

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