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Category: Huntsville Botanical Garden

DNA Barcoding of Plant Specimens at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Overview As part of the HudsonAlpha Biotech Academy, high school students from the Madison County area have partnered with the Huntsville Botanical Garden to collect plant samples from native Alabama species and sequence their DNA to create a genetic barcode … Continue reading

Purple Martins and Tree Swallows Return to Huntsville Botanical Garden

After wintering in South America, families of Purple Martins and Tree Swallows are returning to nesting sites in the Garden. The Martin Colony of 16 nesting gourds behind the Children’s Garden is hosting about nine pairs of martins.  Tree Swallows … Continue reading

The Great Backyard Bird Count – Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) sponsored by the Garden recorded 43 species of birds and a total of 755 birds during four days  of February 17 – 20. The GBBC is an annual world-wide event sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and … Continue reading

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