Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

October 19, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
As summer ends and fall arrives, the gardener’s focus changes from growing all those nutritious veggies to “What is that spider?! And how do I keep it out of my home?!” Most spiders live one to two years and many of them overwinter as eggs. They later develop into adult spiders and are usually full...Read more
The 2010 North American Mycological Association's annual foray brings in new mysteries to unravel

The 2010 North American Mycological Association's annual foray brings in new mysteries to unravel

October 6, 2010 | Jennifer Ramp Neale
This year has been a banner year for mushrooms. It seems that over the last several months mushrooms have been popping up everywhere. The moist spring combined with well-timed rains in July and August led to a great year. Well, it couldn't have come at a better time for the North American...Read more
Water-Smart Gardening: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Water-Smart Gardening: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

September 18, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
If a yard or garden looks like it has been transplanted from the desert, does that make it a “water-smart garden?” One might make the assumption that the plants do not need much supplemental water and, therefore, the homeowner is being frugal with his or her water application. This may actually be...Read more
Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

July 12, 2010 | Anna Sher
moisture. Climate records show that both have increased in Colorado over the last 100 years. Although there is much year-to-year variability, there is a significant change overall, and it appears more dramatic here in Colorado than has been reported in places like Massachusetts. This summer,...Read more

Interns pair up with research team to ensure the future of Penstemon harringtonii

June 30, 2010 | Horticulture Intern
To a Colorado non-native, the the gypsum dust blowing through Eagle County could easily obscure the beautiful wildflowers growing amongst the mountainous anthills and dry lakebeds. Penstemon harringtonii is a rare, showy purple and blue flower limited to the sagebrush steppe in Colorado and limited...Read more
Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

June 17, 2010 | Anna Sher
An overview of the findings: · Plants: 322 · Mammals 20 · Birds: 62 · Amphibians and Reptiles: 18 · Fish: 3 · Moths: 181 · Butterflies: 29 · Other Insects: 280 The following was written by Renée Rondeau of CNHP about the event highlights: PLANTS: Located Allionia incarnata a plant that has only...Read more
Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

June 4, 2010 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
They may be tiny mustard plants but they have a huge impact in a region believed to contain one of the nation’s largest reservoirs of natural gas. Physaria congesta (Lesquerella congesta) and P. obcordata, both federally listed as Threatened under the National Endangered Species Act, are found...Read more
Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

April 20, 2010 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What are you doing this weekend? If you’re like us (Research and Conservation at the Gardens), you’re getting ready to head out and find some rare and beautiful plants to study this summer. A good way to prepare for that might be our Introduction to GPS mapping class this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. In...Read more

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