Two species new to science are housed in our herbaria

Two species new to science are housed in our herbaria

June 20, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
The new fungal specimen is Smithiomyces crocodilinus, only the third known species of this rare genus. The specimen was collected during a 2009 bioblitz at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area by Jack Jones, with Ed Lubow, Marc Donsky, Nora Jones and Rob Hallock, members of the Colorado Mycological...Learn more
Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

May 20, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
The skiff milkvetch (Astragalus microcymbus) was listed as a candidate species for protection under the Endangered Species Act in 2010 largely due to data we collected during the 16 years we have been studying the species. The small member of the pea family is found in a single drainage outside of...Learn more

Denver Botanic Gardens Celebrates Two New PhDs

May 10, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
The first week of May marked an important week for science at Denver Botanic Gardens. Both Sarada Krishnan, Director of Horticulture, and Melissa Islam, Associate Director of Research & Conservation, successfully defended their dissertations to earn their PhD. [gallery] Dr. Krishnan’s research...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens co-hosts the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting

Denver Botanic Gardens co-hosts the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting

April 15, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Last week we were honored to co-host the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting along with the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) in Fort Collins. Conservation professionals from more than 20 botanic gardens, federal agencies, and organizations across the country...Learn more
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

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

February 10, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
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...Learn more
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...Learn 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, Ph.D.
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...Learn 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...Learn 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,...Learn more

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