Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tours of the lilacs and other collections, live music, family activities, food vendors, and picnicking (only allowed on Lilac Sunday).
One of the best ways to celebrate Mother's Day is at the annual Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum. The Beauty of Moscow, President Lincoln, and Miss Ellen Willmot -- are just a few of the lilac plants that will be on display at the Arnold Arboretum during this weekend's annual Lilac Sunday. There are more than 380 lilac plants of 176 different kinds in the Arnold Arboretum’s collection, according to Arnold Arboretum's website. That includes 136 cultivars that were selected for certain horticultural features, such as flower size and color. Many of the other lilacs are parents of today's hybrids, and the lilacs will bloom in varied colors and scents during a five- to six-week period each spring. There will be a multitude of varied tours…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Cherry blossoms are beautiful flowers that only bloom for a couple of days so you have to catch them in bloom!
Cherry trees' blossoms are regarded as one of the world's favorite flowers - but they only last a couple of days. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom at the Arnold Arboretum this weekend - and there still may be time to see them! But in case you miss them - here are some photos for you.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Boston Police and arboretum personnel could not find the owner of the dog left in a vehicle parked illegally in a permit only parking lot.
A Boston Animal Control officer took control of a white mastiff/American bulldog mix dog that was left in a car parked illegally at the Arnold Arboretum. On April 19, around 10:09 a.m., Boston Police met with the director of operations for the arboretum about a vehicle parked in an authorized access only parking lot, which the vehicle was not permitted to be in. The vehicle was filled with assorted clothing items as it was being lived out of, according to a Boston Police report. All four windows were rolled down, which is when the police discovered the dog inside the vehicle. The vehicle was registered out of Attleboro, but had no affiliation with the property, said arboretum staff. Officers patrolled the area in search of the owner of …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Millennium Park, Fallon Field, and the Arnold Arboretum are some of the better known spots to go sledding.
The blizzard has come and gone and the snow remains, so go out and have playing in the snow and go sledding. But that asks the question - where are the best places to go sledding in and around West Roxbury? Millennium Park has got some good hills. On the edges of West Roxbury are Fallon Field in Roslindale at Robert and South streets; and there's also the Arnold Arboretum with the fantastic Peters Hill! So where else do you go sledding in West Roxbury? Where do you recommend? Leave your sledding spots below.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The following article is based on a Boston Police Department report.
A bicyclist riding through the Arnold Arboretum was bitten by an unleashed dog, leaving the man bleeding from his left ankle. Boston Police met at Bussey and Walter streets with the victim around 12:54 p.m. on Jan. 21, and observed the man's ankle was bleeding, according to a Boston Police report. The man said while riding through the Arnold Arboretum a medium-sized brown dog bit his ankle. He said the dog was not leashed. The victim said the dog's owner said, "The dog just nipped you, it didn't break skin." The owner gave the victim her phone number and then both left the area, according to a Boston Police report. The victim declined medical attention, but he was advised to seek medical treatment at a local hospital. Boston Police left …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's so meta!
This past weekend had some sun shiny moments in the Arnold Arboretum with many folks capturing the fall foliage with their cameras.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Families and friends were out frolicking among the leaves of fall foliage this weekend.
Check out some fall foliage photos from this past weekend at the Arnold Arboretum.
Monday, September 10, 2012
A runner captured this photo of what is, according to a park ranger, a juvenile coyote in need of learning to be afraid of people.
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Monday, September 10, 2012
There's a young coyote living in the Arnold Arboretum. The park ranger encourages residents who encounter the coyote to run at him, to help the animal learn to be afraid of people. That training will come in handy when the coyote is older and could eventually cause problems with people and children. That's according to John, a friend of JP Patch who didn't want his last name used. John was running in the Arboretum late Friday afternoon when he saw this coyote, took the attached photo and discussed the encounter with a park ranger. John took the ranger's advice and did run at the little coyote, scaring him off. Coyotes are a protected species in Massachusetts except during a five-month hunting and one-month trapping period each year, …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The series includes a nature walk, tree lecture, Free Fun Fridays, New England Aquarium tidal pool, and sky-viewing, giving the public a unique opportunity to learn about science outdoors in an interactive and fun way.
The city is bringing science to a park near you. Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Parks and Recreation are launching a new annual educational series aimed at kids and families that will teach science and nature through fun, free events at local parks and playgrounds. From sky-viewing to tree lectures – from West Roxbury to Beacon Hill – the interactive series kicks off July 16 and runs through Sept. 22. Dates and locations for the Park Science series are as follows: Monday, July 16, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 23, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tree mobs are brief interactions with scientists or other specialists at a specific tree or area in the Arboretum. The first Tree Mob takes today, May 2 at 6 p.m.
Ever experience a tree mob? Tonight you can at the Arnold Arboretum. At 6 p.m. a tree mob will meet on Peters Hill by the crabapples (please see attached map). "Tree Mobs are brief interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to connect with the landscape," according to the Arnold Arboretum's website. This is the first tree mob being held at the Arnold Arboretum during which experts will share little-known facts about the arboretum's living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations. One crabapple that will be discussed is the pygmy Sargent's crabapple, which was introduced to the Arnold Arboretum in 1892. It rarely grows over 10 feet tall, …