‘Arboretum Scenery’ Category


Arboretum Scenery


New Arboretum Public Enemy: Amur Cork tree

This summer, as you stroll the wooded trails of the Arboretum, be on the lookout for our new public enemy number one.  Its name is Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense), and there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing more about this tree species in the future. Hundreds of young saplings of this tree species were […]

Coming Attractions

Keep your eyes open for some exciting additions to the Mason Deciduous Woods coming this spring. Thanks to a native pollinator grant from Pheasants Forever, we’ll be bringing a variety of native woodland wildflower species to our deciduous woods. For most of the time since the original planting of the deciduous woods more than 40 […]

Fall yardwork stirs up hornet’s nest

    Most people don’t take kindly to finding wasp nests around their yard, but I find that they make for a convenient excuse for going in the house, pouring a nice glass of iced tea, and watching the end of the football game. In fact, if you’re really lucky, you’ll find one of those […]

Accipiters shake things up at winter gatherings

  Oh, the stress of being a good holiday host. It’s so hard for a host to relax when there are so many things to worry about:  Will my guests find the place alright? Will they like the food I am serving? Will they be viciously attacked and eaten? And, as Martha Stewart will tell […]