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First Day of Fieldwork in New Caledonia!

Bay of Gadji

For our first day of fieldwork we joined Barbara Turner, a Ph.D. student from the University of Vienna studying the ebony and persimmon genus, Diospyros (Ebenaceae), and Céline Chambrey, a botanist from IRD, on an already planed excursion. We made two stops, Gadji and Yahoué, both of which are within 15 minutes

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Visit to the Noumea Zoological and Botanical Garden

Araucariaceae

After exploring the local market, we decided to visit the zoological and botanical garden in Noumea. We were very pleasantly surprised to find an excellent zoo with large, well-kept and rather open enclosures for the animals. The zoo has an affiliation with the World Wildlife Fund and has excellent interpretation

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First Days on the Island

Fruit plate from market

 After 13 hours over water, we finally saw the islands of New Caledonia as we approached the airport. We spent the first few days getting our bearings, doing a little in-town botanizing and birding, sorting out a rental car issue (the four wheel drive SUV we got at the airport was the size of a large toaster and had

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BBG Scientist in New Caledonia

New Caledonia Satellite Google Earth

For those of you unfamiliar with my research and my global botanical escapades, I offer this brief introduction. My name is Susan Pell and I am the director of Science at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The primary foci of research conducted in our department are the evolutionary relationships of plants, their nomenclatural

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Visitor Photos of BBG

Orange Reach

Check out the most recent selection of some of our favorite visitor-contributed photos of the Garden! We love seeing your shots of BBG in all seasons. To see these photos in all their glory, visit the large collage at Visitor-Contributed Photos. These photos were selected from the BBG Visitors Group on Flickr. To add your

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Photos from Small Scale

Small Scale

BBG celebrated the opening of its new bonsai exhibition, Graceful Perseverance, with a magical evening called Small Scale on Friday, February 11, in the Palm House. As the evening got under way, guests sipped sake as bonsai curator Julian Velasco spoke about the art of bonsai and the creation of the exhibition. Dinner was

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