Monthly Archives: October 2016

What is GIS and why do we need it? (Part 1)

Why are Garden Maps important? Rather than starting with the technology, I think it is worth discussing why botanical gardens keep maps at all: maps support our mission. The following phases in our mission statement are all supported by spatial … Continue reading

Raining Purple Martins

The Garden’s Purple Martin Colony, a major feature of the Birding Trail managed by volunteer Brian Naughton, produced  65 young birds this year. In August the colony of mature and juvenile Purple Martins joined other martin flocks from across the eastern … Continue reading

What is Growing on – October

Pumpkins are here! Orange Summit and Deneli Pumpkins create the fall feel while varieties like Peanut, Snowball, Red Warty Thing, Blue Jarrahdale, Porcelain Doll, White Polar Pear, Casperita pumpkins add dimension and colors. Cosmos and zinnia fill the area with … Continue reading

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