What's Happening Now
The soil-painting team, led by Kirsten Kurtz, included our Emily Dietrich, horticulturist and artist. The painting won first prize in the university category of a global soil painting competition sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Read more in a January 16 Cornell Chronicle.
Cornell Botanic Gardens’ director is leading the U.S. National Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Read more about his role in a January 16 Cornell Chronicle article.
Join local author and animal tracker Linda Spielman for a leisurely walk through the Mundy Wildflower Garden in search of animal tracks and other signs of wildlife on Saturday, February 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Read more
Take a closer look at our diverse collection of conifers, which include yew, metasequoia, concolor fir, larch, and cedar, and learn about their unique features, and tips for their care in the home landscape. Read more
On Wednesday, January 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Cornell Professor Josh Cerra will will share the studio’s process for inspiring awareness and action in preparation for a changing climate. This forum is part of Biophilia:ITHACA. Read more
Rhoda Maurer, director of horticulture for Cornell Botanic Gardens,
explains why the F. R. Newman Arboretum is closed to vehicle traffic during the
winter months. Read more
Common Council is slated to vote on whether to allow Cornell to build a pair of safety barriers to restrict access to Fall Creek Gorge through the former industrial site known as "Ezra's Tunnel." Read more in the Nov. 30 Cornell Chronicle article.
The United Nations’ Conference of Parties, COP23, on Climate Change was held in Bonn, Germany earlier this month. Director Christopher Dunn was part of Cornell University’s delegation of faculty and students attending the conference to present and confer with attendees about how to deal with climate change. Read more