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Photograph by Marc Montefusco
Photograph by Julieanne Frascinella
On September 1st of 1978, I was born.
On the first of September of 2014, Marc Montefusco was hired as the Director of Horticulture at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
This Iranian jar is almost 6,000 years old. It depicts the Persian, or Bezoar, Ibex – the ancestor of our domesticated goat. While our modern goats have horns, the bezoar ibex has the largest horns, considered in proportion to body weight, of any animal in the world. The enormous horns, and the characteristic beard (from which we get the word "goatee"), are beautifully represented. The ibex's distinctive form and trophy-worthy horns have made it the object of hunters for millennia. Today, t...
In October, our drop-in Saturday program focused on the Arboretum's "Historical Roots," with each session covering a different aspect of the past. Throughout the month, we explored topics including this area's role during the American Revolution. October 15 brought many visitors to the grounds, since it was Four Centuries in a Weekend, an opportunity for visitors to see historic sites throughout Union County. Families who came to the Education Center discovered what it was like to be "A Ch...