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We don’t usually start talking about goats around here at the Arboretum until the fall. We look forward to our furry friends from Green-Goats Farm in Rhinebeck, NY returning year after year, to help us clear the overgrowth in the daffodil bowl. But I think about goats year-round! In fact, I have a collection of goats here in my office – photos, figurines, stuffed animals, etc. I also decorated a goat tree last year for our Festival of Trees event. Ev...
As Earth Day approaches on Friday, April 22nd I’m taking stock of the many small ways the staff at the Arboretum celebrate earth day every day.
· We plant gardens
· We water certain gard...
This Winter, we’ll be embracing the chilly weather by learning about the amazing adaptations of Arctic animals, the (sadly diminishing) grandness of glaciers – and about those fascinating and fleeting phenomena of the season – snowflakes. I can be conflicted about the winter cold, but never about the wonder of noticing small things!
That we know as much as we do about snowflakes/snow crystals – their structure, variation, uniqueness – we owe to a remarkable fellow who was a...