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Collecting plant specimens from the High Line Canal Trail

A Year in the Life of a Gardens Scientist

April 29, 2019 | Stephanie White
If you have ever stopped by the Research and Conservation Department’s office in the Boettcher Memorial Center’s basement, you have probably been offered a tour of the Gardens’ herbaria, or dried plant and fungal collections. Anyone who has visited our herbarium has heard the numbers: approximately...Learn more
Herbaria at Denver Botanic Gardens

New Drop-in Tour! Discover the Natural History Collections

April 27, 2017 | Kai Eldredge
On select Fridays, 1-1:30 p.m., Gardens docents will be leading a drop-in tour, “Behind the Science: Explore the Natural History Collections.” Tours are included with Gardens admission and no reservations are needed. All ages welcome but tours are most appropriate for ages 8+. Group size is limited...Learn more
Sharing Herbaria Information With The World

Sharing Herbaria Information With The World

February 15, 2012 | Meghann Toner
This portal is not limited to just the scientific community, but it is open to the general public who can create plant checklists for specific areas and even play games to learn plant names. I personally like the matching game. I would recommend a visit to SEINet to discover the hidden treasures...Learn more
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
Bioblitz uncovers previously unknown populations

Bioblitz uncovers previously unknown populations

August 27, 2009 | Research & Conservation
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...Learn more