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

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As Above, So Below? The Seedbank of an Urban Canal

September 28, 2021 Research & Conservation

If you are a Denverite and like to walk, you might be familiar with the High Line Canal that runs through the city. The 71 miles of this old irrigation canal make it one of the longest urban trails in

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The Magical and Magnificent Mushrooms of 2021

September 20, 2021 Andrew Wilson

Sometimes nature throws you a bone. Too much of the information coming to us these days deals with the troubling reality of climate and struggling ecosystems. But then nature comes around and reminds

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Saving Tiny Plants Through Big Collaboration

August 26, 2021 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

As summer is starting to wind down and field season is largely wrapping up, work in the alpine continues. The alpine field season, being higher in elevation, is delayed compared to the flowering

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Field Season Frenzy 

August 20, 2021 Margo Yousse

Every summer and fall, when Colorado’s plants and mushrooms are in peak season, scientists at Denver Botanic Gardens rush outside to collect new specimens for the herbaria, as well as ecological data

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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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