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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

On this third day, we leave early to the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, which is about an hour’s drive from town. A major portion of the road to the sanctuary is unpaved and hence we are transported to the site on a pick-up truck. A major portion of the hike through the forest has paved steps, followed by well maintained dirt trails. Compared to Sierra Chincua, the forest in...

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

We start our day with a walk from our hotel to the Museo del Dulche (Candy Museum). This museum was created to preserve the candy making history of the local people. We are greeted by staff dressed in vintage costumes dating back to the 1900s and are given a demonstration of the candy making process, with some sampling. We have an opportunity to purchase candies from the museum store. After...

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Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

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Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

This week Denver Botanic Gardens hosted around 110 botanic gardens professionals from around the country as well as from England and Canada. Hosting the American Public Gardens Association’s (APGA) Plant Collections Symposium, all the attendees took away best management practices in collections care and priorities, ex situ conservation and seed banking, plant labeling and databasing, and role of botanic gardens in climate change. The Gardens’ Horticulture and Research staff provided...

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