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

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Protecting Rare Plants with Science

November 28, 2022 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is the primary law protecting rare and imperiled species and their habitats in the United States. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is responsible for adding or

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High Line Heroes at Work

November 16, 2022 Research & Conservation

Denver Botanic Gardens’ scientists embarked on their third season of research this summer in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy to survey plant communities along the 71-mile trail. I was

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Join the Colorado Pollinator Summit on Nov. 9

November 1, 2022 Sonya Anderson

I am immensely proud that Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting the 2022 Colorado Pollinator Summit on Wednesday, November 9. Open to the public, the theme is “Scaling Pollinator Conservation for a New

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Release of the Flora of Colorado, Second Edition

October 6, 2022 Jennifer Ackerfield

The “Flora of Colorado, Second Edition,” release is just around the corner. You’ll be able to get your copy mid-November at the Shop at the Gardens. With the first edition published in 2015, it was

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Vampire Plants, Just in Time for Spooky Season

October 4, 2022 Jennifer Ackerfield

A spooky plant to look for this Halloween is Cuscuta, usually referred to as dodder but also known as strangle vine, witch’s shoelaces and even devil’s guts. Cuscuta is also an example of a “vampire

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Mushroom Madness in Telluride, 2022 Edition

September 19, 2022 Andrew Wilson

For the second year in a row, summer monsoons have blessed the Southern Rockies. With the rain came the mushrooms, making an incredible appearance at the 2022 Telluride Mushroom Festival. This year

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Golf Course Conservation

August 25, 2022 Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.

Urban areas are increasingly becoming important as we look to conserve and restore wildlife and ecosystems. Our newest partner in better understanding the biodiversity in Denver and surrounding areas

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Botanist Abroad

August 11, 2022 Margo Yousse

This June, I attended the annual Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) meeting in Edinburgh, UK. SPNHC is an international society whose mission is to improve the

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Steppe plants, from the wilds to your gardens

August 2, 2022 Mike Bone

The steppe is a vast, treeless plain. A seemingly endless horizon interrupted only by the faint jagged line of mountains in the distance. In summer, the grasses dance in the warm breeze. In the winter

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