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Access the Helen Fowler Library Virtually

June 8, 2020 Anna Kongs

Over a year ago, the Helen Fowler Library temporarily closed its doors to the public in preparation for its move to the new Freyer – Newman Center. We packed up our collections, moved them offsite and

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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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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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Pollination Research

June 19, 2013 Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
Pollinators provide critical ecosystem services. Pollinator research is important to better understand the relationships between pollinators and plants and to improve conservation and management of
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Celebrate Endangered Species Day

May 20, 2011 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Did you know that more than 1350 species in the US are protected under the Endangered Species Act? A whopping 792 (57%) of them are plants. Today is the sixth annual Endangered Species Day, a day to
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Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

July 12, 2010 Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens and University of Denver (DU) are currently collaborating to conduct research that documents climate change effects on native flora in Colorado. We have been using preserved specimens from the Gardens Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium and other regional herbaria to determine if flowering time has changed over the last 100 years. A preserved plant with reliable label data is proof positive that it existed in a specific place at a specific time in the state it is shown.
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Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

June 4, 2010 Michelle DePrenger-Levin
They may be tiny mustard plants but they have a huge impact in a region believed to contain one of the nation’s largest reservoirs of natural gas. Physaria congesta (Lesquerella congesta) and P
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What threatens the Colorado hookless cactus?

May 19, 2009 Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What threatens Sclerocactus glaucus? Installation and maintenance of huge pipelines that move oil and gas from the well pads miles and miles to the collection facilities; roads; browsing and trampling

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