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History & People

Celebrating the Works of Women at NYBG

Posted in History & People

Women’s History Month is underway, and here at NYBG we’re celebrating countless contributions to the Garden’s missions in science, art, horticulture, and so much more ... Read More

Plant Science

Oprah Joins the World of Lichens

Posted in Plant Science

Dolly Parton isn't the only public figure to have a new species of lichen named after her by NYBG scientists. Following precedent in naming discoveries ... Read More

Plant Science

The Botany Bill: Proposed Legislation Highlights Importance of Native Plants on Federal Lands

Posted in Plant Science

Proposed legislation has been introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives with the rather formidable title “Botanical Sciences and Native Plant ... Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Rocky Douangchanh, Public Education Coordinator

Posted in History & People

As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we're talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Rocky ... Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Kristine Paulus, Plant Records Manager

Posted in History & People

As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we're talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Kristine ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Garden News

NYBG Receives New York’s First All-Electric Truck

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Garden News

In September 2017, the New York State Attorney General announced that four non-profit organizations had been selected to demonstrate the benefits of battery-powered electric delivery ... Read More

Environment & Conservation

On Becoming a NYBG Urban Naturalist

Posted in Environment & Conservation

In Oaxaca Journal, renowned neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, M.D., remarks on the contributions that amateurs provide to field science: “A special power of observing ... Read More

Garden News

Q&A with NYBG CEO Carrie Rebora Barratt

Posted in Garden News

On July 1, 2018, Carrie Rebora Barratt, Ph.D., became the ninth CEO and President of The New York Botanical Garden and the first woman to ... Read More

History & People

The Northwest Passage: Botanical Collections From a Polar Chef and Explorer

Posted in History & People

On August 31, 1906, a small Norwegian ship, the Gjøa, edged toward the coast of Nome, Alaska, in the darkness of night. Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Paris Conference Concludes with Accord on Climate Change, Emphasizing a Huge Role for the World’s Forests

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

As noted in my most recent post, negotiators at the Paris climate conference, known as COP21, emphasized the importance of the role of forests in ... Read More

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