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Deer Creek

The Next Generation of Scientists

April 1, 2020 | Stephanie White
Denver Botanic Gardens plays a critical role in the research and conservation of plants and their ecosystems. While many of our research and conservation efforts focus on stream sites throughout Jefferson County, rare plant populations on the Western Slope and seeds of native species throughout all...Learn more
Physaria alpina

Can alpine species “bank” on conservation?

March 12, 2020 | Alex Seglias
Imagine having your body frozen and being revived decades later to continue your life in society. Would it be expected that you should easily integrate despite the drastic changes that have taken place? Would you have health effects that could limit your quality of life? Conserving seeds in seed...Learn more
Lactarius montanus

Lactarius in the Colorado Rockies

February 27, 2020 | Research & Conservation
Mushroom hobbyists and foragers may be familiar with milk-cap mushrooms, a type of fungus named for their fruiting bodies that produce a “milky” or latex-like substance, especially when cut or otherwise damaged. Many species are edible and are popular among collectors across the globe. These...Learn more
Venus Flytrap

Hungry, Hungry Houseplants

February 18, 2020 | Jameson Coopman
Few plants have garnered the interest of the home horticulturist as much as the charismatic Venus flytrap ( Dionaea muscipula ). We horticulturists here at Denver Botanic Gardens are no exception, and that is one reason why we have these hungry, hungry houseplants growing in our tissue culture lab...Learn more
Dr. Guggenheim seated in the DeepWorker submarine prior to a dive in the Bering Sea (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw)

“Lessons from the Deep: What the Oceans Are Telling Us – and Why It Matters”

February 14, 2020 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Living in Denver, far from any of the world’s oceans, it’s easy to feel disconnected from them. Yet what we do here impacts what happens thousands of miles away. In an effort to link we the landlocked with our oceans, the Garden Club of Denver will host Dr. David Guggenheim at Denver Botanic...Learn more
Freyer - Newman Center Construction

A Look Toward the Future

February 5, 2020 | Stephanie White
Happy 2020! After years of anticipation and planning, the Freyer – Newman Center will officially open this spring. In addition to celebrating the intersection of science, art and education, the opening of the Center will mark a significant point in the history of the Research & Conservation,...Learn more
Preparing plant collections for the move to the Freyer – Newman Center.

Thoughts from a Collections Assistant

January 9, 2020 | Research & Conservation
My journey with Denver Botanic Gardens began in the spring of 2016 after graduating from Fort Lewis College. I joined the Research and Conservation Department as an applied conservation intern with a primary focus on the Deer Creek restoration project at Chatfield Farms. After two summers of...Learn more
Welcome Home: Meet Your Habitat

Welcome Home: Meet Your Habitat – a New Science Pyramid Exhibit

December 30, 2019 | Jen Tobias
You know what they say—home is where the heart is and also where the lichens are. Actually, as far as I can tell I’m pretty much the only one who says that part about lichens. (I’m trying to get it started though—pass it on.) But it’s true, and it’s not just the lichens—it’s also where the cacti,...Learn more
 Colorado butterfly plant (Oenothera coloradensis synonym Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis)

Colorado Butterfly Plant Officially Delisted From Endangered Species Act

December 4, 2019 | Stephanie White
If you’ve ever walked along a meandering stream in the high plains or through native grass prairie, you may have been lucky enough to spot the Colorado butterfly plant ( Oenothera coloradensis synonym Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis ). A member of the evening primrose family, this plant stands...Learn more
Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme scouting for native plant populations in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

A Fruitful Season for Collecting Seeds Comes to a Close

November 18, 2019 | Research & Conservation
From April to October, I and two other botanists, Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme, traveled around the state on a seed-collecting mission. Armed with a list of over 100 native plant species and a well-worn road atlas, our goal was to search for large populations of these species, monitor their...Learn more

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