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 »
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 »
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to New London on February 25, 2018. This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture, and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe…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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