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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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Cultural Body Adornment

May 21, 2021 Angela Naumov

Adorning the body with paints and dyes, both temporary and permanent, has been a wide practice around the globe and across centuries. The purpose for these decorations has ranged from culturally

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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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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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Where do we start to conserve biodiversity?

November 29, 2017 Christina Alba
The world is changing. Merriam-Webster defines the word baseline as a starting point. This is a very simple yet hopeful concept in a world that is changing so quickly. It suggests a chance to plant
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Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

June 17, 2010 Research & Conservation
Q: What do you get when you set loose over three dozen passionate biologists who study animals, plants, and fungi in a nearly pristine ranch in Southeast Colorado for a 24 hour period? A: A BIOBLITZ
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Bioblitz uncovers previously unknown populations

August 27, 2009 Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens staff were among the thirty-six scientists who donated their time in the first Soapstone Prairie Natural Area Bioblitz, surveying all species in a 24-hour period. Ten scientist

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