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Why You Should Volunteer More!

At Reeves-Reed Arboretum, volunteers are essential to our mission and they are one of the greatest strengths of our organization.  Volunteers provide necessary support in the gardens and make special events and festivals possible.  Our diverse volunteer pool includes students, retirees, avid gardeners, schools, teachers, nature lovers, and corporate groups.  Some volunteer for a few hours, and some volunteer on a regular basis. 

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The Bald Eagle: A Symbol of Hope

Since 1782, the Bald Eagle has been the national bird – a symbol of courage and freedom. It was placed on the Great Seal of the United States to stand for strength, power, and peace. Even before European settlers arrived, the Bald Eagle was regarded as “the chief of birds” by Native Americans. And yet, although it holds such a special place in our nation’s heart, many of us remember a time when we almost lost this amazing animal forever.

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When the Bloom Fades

I love it when the seasons change. During the approach to each equinox, I look forward to feeling a change in temperature, seeing the shift in the way sunlight falls, and watching the many ways that plants react to a new season. This year, our typically crisp autumn weather hasn’t been as cool as some years, but the nights will likely dip below freezing this week. With those colder temperatures, many more plants will enter dormancy or die back and, when we look at our garden beds, it's obvi...

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