Island Conifers at High Risk in Changing Climate
A new study by researchers at Brown University finds that climate change will put many conifer species native to small islands around the world on the road to extinction by 2070. Study coauthor Dov Sax spoke at this organization's symposium on climate change in 2015. Read more.
Our 2019 Hours
Analysis Shows Staggering Plant Extinctions
A new analysis of global research published in Nature Ecology & Evolution reveals that nearly 600 plant species have gone extinct in the past 250 years, twice the total extinctions of mammals, birds, and amphibians combined. Help save New England's rare plants by donating to the Seed Ark, our project to bank the seeds of our region's 388 globally and regionally rare species by 2020. Donate now or learn more.
Bound for Barrett House
A grand country seat with a landscape to match, the exquisitely preserved Barrett House estate in New Ipswich, NH, showcases a sophisticated planting style that inspires today's gardeners. Walk the orchards and wildflower meadows with Native Plant Trust and discover a new ecological take on this historic landscape, August 24. Register here.
Cultivating Place Hosts Courtney Allen
"Reading the landscape...insists that we become aware of our senses and of our experience in a place, it also insists that we become comfortable with place as something that constantly changes...." That's one of many observations by Director of Public Programs Courtney Allen, a landscape historian, during her interview with Jennifer Jewell for Jewell's podcast, Cultivating Place. Listen here.
Save some gas and go to class at home, with four online learning opportunities coming up soon. Check out these two webinars (Growing Pollinator-friendly Plants from Seed, August 30; Ecological Gardening, September 4) and two full online courses classes start on August 16 (Plants 101: Introduction to the Green World, and Gardening for Pollinators). Browse all our new fall and winter classes and field studies here.