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Birding as Citizen Science

Birding as Citizen Science

The Global Big Day is a challenge to bird watchers everywhere: see as many bird species as possible in 24 hours. Will you join the challenge?

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Earth Month Wrap-up

Earth Month Wrap-up

Thank you all for joining us during Earth Month! Just because April is almost over doesn’t mean that you have to stop helping the Earth. There are tons of great environmentally-friendly things for you to do all year.

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Earth Week

Earth Week

Get ready to go outside (even if it’s just in your backyard) and celebrate nature with us this week! In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’re getting ready for two fabulous events – a virtual Earth Day celebration and the City Nature Challenge!

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What Nature Means to You

What Nature Means to You

Nature isn’t just a place to find animals and plants. Nature is relaxing, refreshing, comforting, and inspiring. Do you capture nature’s beauty with a camera or sketchbook? Do you jot down poems or creative writing in a nature journal? Use your art to show us how us how important nature is to you!

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The Art of Recycling

The Art of Recycling

Reducing, reusing, and recycling are some of the most important things we can do to help the earth, but they can also be really fun!

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Build a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

Build a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

Welcome wildlife to your backyard! There are lots of ways to make your yard, flower bed, or patio into a wildlife-friendly haven.

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A Bird’s Guide to Gardening

A Bird’s Guide to Gardening

Imagine you’re a chickadee designing a garden. What would it look like? When you’re a tiny, primarily insect-eating bird that nests in tree cavities, beautiful flowers and a well-manicured lawn are low on your list of priorities.

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The State of our Birds

The State of our Birds

2018 was a great year for birds here at the Arboretum.

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Attracting Birds with Native Plants

Attracting Birds with Native Plants

Why does the Arboretum get so many fall migrant birds? Because we have a lot of native plants!

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Dragonfly Days of Summer

Dragonfly Days of Summer

It’s dragonfly season here at the Arboretum. Technically dragonflies are here all year, but you can see the greatest diversity of species in the brutal summer heat.

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