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Zip-lining through the mist in Costa Rica

UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard realizes she just might be a bird person after spending two weeks leading a tour in Costa Rica. Read more->.

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 4:18 pm

MLK Day of Service: UBNA Work Party in Review

On Jan, 19, also known as the MLK Day of Service, a group of 7 volunteers helped remove ivy from cottonwood trees near the Union Bay Natural Area waterfront. Just along the UBNA loop trail at the waterfront viewing area, many of the cottonwood trees have been suffocated by invasive English ivy. These trees may […] Read more->.

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Getting a Glimpse of the Elusive Resplendent Quetzal

After waiting 23 years to get a glimpse of a rare tropical bird UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard finally met her quest. Read more->.

Posted on 16 January 2015 | 12:45 pm

In Pursuit of Costa Rican Birds

Director Sarah Reichard is leading a tour group in Costa Rica. She discovered that swarming army ants provide an easy snack for jungle birds. Read more->.

Posted on 12 January 2015 | 11:02 am

January Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (January 5 – 18, 2015) “Piercing, sucking and galling!” 1)  Mites (on Sasa Bamboo and Skimmia) Stippling and yellowing of leaves are often indicative of the presence of mites. Feed by piercing underside of leaves and sucking chlorophyll out decreasing photosynthesis, reducing plant vigor and compromising the appearance.[…] Read more->.

Posted on 11 January 2015 | 11:50 pm

Living the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Director Sarah Reichard is leading a tour group in Costa Rica. In this dispatch she recounts concocting a custom chocolate drink and encounters odoriferous wildlife. Read more->.

Posted on 9 January 2015 | 12:27 pm

Costa Rica Dispatch

UW Botanic Garden Director Sarah Reichard is leading a tour in Costa Rica and blogging about the flora, fauna and river adventures. Read more->.

Posted on 7 January 2015 | 10:23 am

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