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Pollinator visiting Sclerocactus glaucus (Colorado hookless cactus)

Pollination Research

June 19, 2013 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
Pollinators provide critical ecosystem services. Pollinator research is important to better understand the relationships between pollinators and plants and to improve conservation and management of both plants and pollinators. Here at the Gardens we work with roughly 70 of Colorado’s most rare and...Learn more
Bumblebee on hymenoxys hoopesii

Pesticides, Pollinators and IPM

June 19, 2013 | Katy Wilcox Wieczorek
In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), a discussion of pollinators, pests, and how we deal with them seems in order. As gardeners, we are aware of the insect life that surrounds our favorite plants and flowers. We anticipate the fruits of our labor a when we plant our first seedlings...Learn more
Endangered Species Day - Dudley Bluffs twinpod

Celebrating 40 years of the Endangered Species Act

May 17, 2013 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Today is Endangered Species Day – a day to think about rare plants and animals and to acknowledge the work being done to help these species survive. Since its enactment in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has protected hundreds of rare species within the US. There are currently 1436 species...Learn more
Bringing World Water Day Home

Bringing World Water Day Home

March 21, 2013 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Friday, March 22, 2013 is World Water Day – it has been since the United Nations declared it so in 1993. As Denver and Colorado head into a seemingly imminent drought this summer, the typical global calls-to-action this day evokes may indeed be trumped by the need to act locally to conserve the...Learn more
Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

January 25, 2013 | Membership Department
When you decide to become a member of Denver Botanic Gardens, you might be thinking about the many visits you will enjoy with friends and family: enjoying the Orchid Showcase and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory on a cold blustery day in the winter, the warm evening strolls in the...Learn more
It's beginning to look a lot like...Springtime?

It's beginning to look a lot like...Springtime?

November 29, 2012 | John Murgel
You might think that Denver Botanic Gardens is hunkered down for the winter and the only sparkle to be had comes from our nighttime electrical endeavors. But you’d be wrong. Many plants are flowering at this time of year, and while they’ll never match the springtime display of floral abundance...Learn more
A Glowing Review for Fungus!

A Glowing Review for Fungus!

October 26, 2012 | John Murgel
Fungi sometimes get a bad rap. They are suspicious, insidious, and villainous—growing unseen and erupting without warning from just about anything. Not everyone is down on fungus though (Wales celebrated National Fungus Day on October 14), and for good reason. Fungi are important decomposers of...Learn more

Water-related events highlight Denver's unique challenges

October 16, 2012 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
With the summer heat finally having subsided (after setting new records for the number of +90-degree days), Denver’s water use has started to wane. Landscapes that had relied on irrigation through the relatively dry summer can now largely count on Mother Nature and wait for the imminent frost...Learn more
As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away

As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away

October 4, 2012 | John Murgel
As imperceptibly as Grief The Summer lapsed away -- Too imperceptible at last To seem like Perfidy -- A Quietness distilled As Twilight long begun, Or Nature spending with herself Sequestered Afternoon -- The Dusk drew earlier in -- The Morning foreign shone -- A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, As...Learn more
We Study Fungi at the Gardens?

We Study Fungi at the Gardens?

September 10, 2012 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Why yes we do, and we have for several decades. The last weekend in August, over fifteen citizen scientists and several mycologists braved the wee hours of the morning and one of the driest summers in Colorado to spend the weekend hunting, cataloging, photographing and identifying macro-fungi for...Learn more