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Colorado Mycological Society's Online Expo

September 9, 2020 Research & Conservation

The Colorado Mycological Society’s (CMS) Annual Mushroom Fair has always been a major summer event for Denver Botanic Gardens, sometimes drawing more than 2,000 visitors in a single day. While we were

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The Denver EcoFlora Project and Teen Volunteers

August 27, 2020 Volunteer Services

This summer I worked with Head Curator of Natural History Collections and Associate Director of Biodiversity Research Jennifer Ackerfield. Knowing of my interest in aquatic ecology, she assigned me

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Rare Plant Monitoring

August 25, 2020 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

What will the future hold for the rare and imperiled plants of Colorado? When projections are dire, efforts can be made to protect a species in several ways: • It could be petitioned to be added to

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Documenting Macrofungi in the Lemhi Range

August 12, 2020 Research & Conservation

I have, at different times, been a student intern, volunteer and seasonal employee with the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi (DBG) at Denver Botanic Gardens since December 2017. This spring I was

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Participate in Plant Conservation Day

May 18, 2020 Stephanie White
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has designated May 18 as Plant Conservation Day. Denver Botanic Gardens participates in many plant conservation initiatives. Our botanists collect
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An EcoQuest For You

May 14, 2020 Jennifer Ackerfield
Each month, we send Denver citizens on a “quest” to discover biodiversity in new and different ways through use of iNaturalist, a citizen science app. Participants document the plants, fungi and
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Scientific Highlights – Now Online

May 11, 2020 Stephanie White
Before the Gardens temporarily closed its doors to the public in response to COVID-19, scientists finished up a publication highlighting the research, conservation and science outreach we have led
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How You Can Engage With Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2020 Jennifer Ackerfield
Earth Day is a day to celebrate the environment. This year is particularly special as it marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Today, just as in 1970, Earth Day participants promote
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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
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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

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