It’s always a good day when one of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s regular visitors, the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicencis) is spotted, except perhaps for the rabbits and rodents. Staff and visitors have regularly seen hawks in the Garden for years. It’s likely that they live nearby in Prospect Park where
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), a partner of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has launched Plants for the Planet, a website to promote support for BCGI’s Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. BCGI’s Global Strategy is a campaign that sets 16 targets for coordinated international plant conservation
BBG’s arborists, Travis Wolf and Chris Roddick, joined me for an initial inspection of the grounds this morning. BBG seemed to fare relatively well. While a few trees were lost, either uprooted by the wind or so heavily damaged they will have be removed, the Garden overall was spared what occurred on all sides of
It’s time for the Migration and Hibernation Celebration in the Discovery Garden! As autumn approaches, animals are getting ready for winter. Some stay in Brooklyn while others, like the monarch butterfly, travel incredible distances to overwintering grounds in places like Mexico and California. On September 18 and
Portraits of a Garden V: the 2010 BBG Florilegium Exhibition had its opening reception Tuesday afternoon in the Steinhardt Gallery. This new exhibit is a beautiful offering of art from talented Florilegium artists and honors the Florilegium's 10 year anniversary. A florilegium is a collection of artwork representing
Without healthy soil, you can’t have healthy plants and the key to healthy soil is compost. Compost is a dark, crumbly nutrient-rich material that improves microbial activity, retains moisture, and helps to alleviate compaction. Best of all it’s made from everyday items that would otherwise go into the trash.