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Drilling in the Arb: the life and times of an ichneumon wasp

Will Loner May 10, 2019

Now that spring is—at last—in the air, so too are the insects! One group about to take to the skies that you may not have encountered in the Arboretum is the Ichneumonidae, a family of parasitoid...

Winter Hexapods: The Amazing Snow Flea

Will Loner February 22, 2019

Now that we are back in the double digits, some of you may be wondering, what is out there moving around the Arb? Mice can be found hopping through the snow and the shrimp are active in Spring Creek,...

A Fleeting Beauty: Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers

Will Loner April 29, 2018

The mantle of winter seems to have finally lifted from our beloved Arboretum. Now that the snow is gone, what can we expect to see in its place? The first few weeks after the last snowmelt are the perfect...

Rooted in adaptation: Floodplain trees’ remarkable physiology

Will Loner September 30, 2016

Over the past week, southern Minnesota has received up to 13 inches of rain, resulting in mild to severe flooding, and many a bewildered student and Arb critter wondering just where is this water going...

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