New England is one of the best places in the world to enjoy the annual color that happens before our deciduous forests drop their leaves for winter. This walk across campus and through the Native Plant Collection, will highlight some of the most reliable species for adding fall color to your garden and review the processes that lead to the brilliant reds, yellows, oranges and purples. Tour by: Glenn Dreyer, Arboretum Director Meet in front of the Olin Science Center.…Find out more »
Experience the Connecticut College Arboretum in a new light, under the Beaver Moon. This night tour will explore best spots for viewing the moon on campus and in the Native Plant Collection. Star gaze as you take in the sights and sounds. Bring your family, your favorite person to watch the moon with and a flashlight. This is a Free event and no registration is required Maggie Redfern, Arboretum Assistant Director Meet at Arboretum entrance on Williams Street.Find out more »
The section of the Thames River from Mamacoke Island to Smith Cove is one of the best spots in eastern Connecticut to see wintering waterfowl. The site includes three coves and two salt ponds that provide important habitat for a variety of ducks that spend the winter in Connecticut. Consequently this site, which is a natural area within the Connecticut College Arboretum, has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. During winter, the coves support…Find out more »
Join the botany department for this talk, reception and exhibition to kick off a yearlong celebration of its first 100 years. The exhibition "100 Herbarium Specimen for 100 Years of Botany at Connecticut College" created by Georgia Hann CC'18 will be on view in the Cummings White Box Gallery (on the third floor of Cummings) February 4 through 10. Chad Jones, Professor of Botany and Chair of the Botany Department Meet in Cummings Arts Center, Oliva Hall. Free, registration suggested,…Find out more »
Enjoy time outdoors making one of nature’s sweet treats. Maple syrup starts to run in late winter when temperatures climb above freezing during the day and drop back below freezing at night. Participants will learn how to identify different species of maple trees, install a spile and safely produce syrup. Dress appropriately for the weather, approximately half of the class time will be outside. Instructor: Jim Luce, Supervisor of Grounds Meet in Olin Science Center Lounge. $10 (free members), registration…Find out more »
It is fairly easy to identify many trees by their leaves but once the leaves have fallen, it can be challenging. This workshop starts indoors with a brief introduction to plant identification using keys. Then we will head outside to look at deciduous, native trees while they are dormant. Observing trees as a whole, with their unique bark and branching patterns, twigs, buds, any leftover fruit and persistent leaves, helps them become recognizable – even during the winter. Instructor: Mary…Find out more »
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