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A Winter Woodpecker Superfecta

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

About 200 bird species are found each year in the Garden, but the great majority are "just passing through." Yet even on the coldest winter day there are hearty species that survive and even thrive here. On a walk that I led here last weekend we spotted 22 species in a single hour. And we used the opportunity of a

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How Do Buds Survive Winter?

Magnolia Bud

Next year’s leaves and spring-blooming flowers have already formed and are hidden inside the buds of deciduous trees around the garden. So how do these tender plant parts survive sub-freezing temperatures? Many are protected by tough, weatherproof bud scales, which fall off in spring when temperatures rise and the buds

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Where Did the Turtles Go?

Japanse Hill-and-Pond Garden

Visitors walking past the icy pond in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden might notice that the painted turtles and red-eared sliders are not basking on the rocks as they do in summer. Where do they hunker down for winter? Turtles actually hibernate deep in the mud at the very bottom of the pond, insulated by layers of ice,

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Wonderful Winter Photo Ops

Rock Garden

One good thing about this winter's heavy snowfalls: They have created wonderful subjects for the camera. Storms in December and January left behind still, surreal landscapes and fascinating views of plants under ice and snow. One tip for capturing a good snow scene is to shoot right after the snow stops but before the sky

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Shop at Whole Foods for BBG

Whole Foods BBG Bag

Be sure to shop at the new Brooklyn Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd store this Saturday, January 11. That day, five percent of net sales will go to BBG's children's education programs. The Garden will also offer customers a chance to win two family memberships through a scavenger hunt in the store’s produce section. BBG

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Growing the Greenest Kids in Brooklyn


As Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates 100 years of its groundbreaking Children’s Garden, what a great moment to pause and reflect on the impact that children have had on the greening of our borough. One wonderful example has taken place beyond the gates of BBG, right at our doorsteps: the Greenest Block in Brooklyn

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