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

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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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