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Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.

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Build a Butterfly Garden in 5 Steps

June 24, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

It's National Pollinator Week, and what better way to show local pollinators some love than to create a special habitat just for them? Follow our five easy steps below to build your own butterfly

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450 Acres of Unexplored Botanical Treasures

June 14, 2021 Jennifer Ackerfield

Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to partner with the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation on a floristic study of the soon-to-be newest Denver mountain park – Axton Ranch – which was recently acquired by

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Wildfire

May 17, 2021 Christina Alba

Nature’s stage is (re)set: How might plant communities respond to disturbance by wildfire? In ecology, the word disturbance has a specific meaning. While our everyday use suggests a disruption to a

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2020 Science: Year in Review

May 11, 2021 Research & Conservation

Despite the challenges our community faced throughout the global pandemic, the Research & Conservation Department is grateful for the many accomplishments we were able to celebrate in 2020. Our

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Operation Pollination: Support Vs. Attract

April 30, 2021 Sonya Anderson

Now that it really feels like spring, some of our early pollinators are more visible: Honeybees have been active on warm days for a while, I’ve heard of multiple hummingbird sightings in the Denver

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Specimens as Source Information

April 21, 2021 Research & Conservation

In 1995 I published a book titled "Illustrated Keys to the Grasses of Colorado." This little book was well received and is still used today to identify Colorado grasses. Three years ago, I decided to

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Anxiously Awaiting Spring

April 14, 2021 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Spring is the season where I switch from working in the office on a quest to discover patterns in our data that predict the behavior of rare plant populations to venturing out to the field to view

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Operation Pollination

February 25, 2021 Sonya Anderson

Would you like to help save pollinators? In this new monthly series, I will show you some of the pollinators in our region, the plants that nurture them and what you can do to support them. Why am I

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