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Enduring the winter: mammal life in the Arb

When you glance outside your dorm at the bleakness of Minnesota winter, your intuition will lead you to consider this a land utterly devoid of life. And yet, 35 native mammal species are inhabiting the frozen depths of the Arb as we speak. How do they do it? The smallest…

Invaders and silent newcomers: Non-native species in the Arb

Among the top priorities of land management in the Cowling Arboretum is preventing the spread of harmful species which threaten the integrity of the Arb’s ecosystems. This is a difficult process, given that some invasives are more harmful than others and the removal process requires extensive resources. Ninety-nine non-native species…