Mycophiles Wanted

Mycophiles Wanted

September 14, 2009 | Jennifer Ramp Neale
Have you ever wanted to go on a mushroom hunt? Your opportunity has arrived. Join the Colorado Mycological Society September 18-20 for the Rocky Mountain National Park Mycoblitz. The mycoblitz, an event where a group of people get together for a short period of time to identify mushrooms in a given...Read more
Bioblitz uncovers previously unknown populations

Bioblitz uncovers previously unknown populations

August 27, 2009 | Anna Sher
Denver Botanic Gardens staff were among the thirty-six scientists who donated their time in the first Soapstone Prairie Natural Area Bioblitz, surveying all species in a 24-hour period. Ten scientist teams inventoried insects, mammals, fungi, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and of course plants. Over...Read more
Darwin's Garden

Darwin's Garden

August 21, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of gardens as a kind of craft or art, aesthetic objects designed for pleasure, contemplation or perhaps for the stimulation of the senses. It could also be argued that the garden is a laboratory where the gardener grapples with chemistry, ecology and the complex workings of biology. After...Read more
Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

Do You Miss The Cloud Forest Tree?

June 3, 2009 | Jennifer Ramp Neale
Do you miss the beautiful orchid displays from the Cloud Forest Tree? In order to satisfy your orchid fix before the new greenhouse complex is complete and the orchids return to display, come see many of them as preserved specimens in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium. Volunteer Eleanor Von Bargen has...Read more
Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 | Anna Sher
Forty years ago, a family physician named Dr. Sam Mitchel turned a hobby into a real scientific endeavor by establishing a "mushroom collection" at Denver Botanic Gardens. The fungal collection at the Gardens is now the largest actively curated herbarium of Rocky Mountain fungi in the world, with...Read more
What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

May 19, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What threatens Sclerocactus glaucus (see a video showing some of the causes)? Installation and maintenance of huge pipelines that move oil and gas from the well pads miles and miles to the collection facilities; roads; browsing and trampling from livestock; weeds; and people who collect them from...Read more
Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

Celebrating Wildflowers Hike

May 15, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Celebrating Wildflowers isn't only for the little ones. You can enjoy Colorado native plants in the metro area. You don't want to miss this great, free, guided tour of spring blooms on Green Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management's botanists will teach you all about the beautiful spring blooms.Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens spends springtime in the field

Denver Botanic Gardens spends springtime in the field

May 8, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Each year, as spring rolls around, the Research and Conservation staff load up a 4-wheel drive vehicle with our gear, head out across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west region in search of rare plants. This year we're bringing the field home to you. Watch our first field video at http://www...Read more
Research at the Gardens?

Research at the Gardens?

January 5, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What is it? Who does it? Why? Obviously we study new species to add to your gardens. We have trial gardens, develop germination protocols, even breed new species. We also head out into Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region to study plants where they grow ( in-situ ) and sometimes collect seed to...Read more

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