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Poetry's evolutionary niche at Cornell Plantations

18 hours 11 min ago

Consider an orchid’s foot-long spur and a moth’s 12-inch tongue stretching through the spur to reach the orchid’s nectar. Poet Joanie Mackowski sees in this biological oddity the same co-evolutionary process that gives us poetry.  She’ll explore this process on Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Call Auditorium. Read more.

What's been happening in the Climate Change Garden?

6 days 18 hours ago

Intern Emily Rodekohr '15 tended to the Climate Change Garden we installed in late spring and collected data throughout the summer. Find out what she observed in this two-minute video. Read more

Some plants are out to get us

1 week 19 hours ago

Plantations Natural Areas director Todd Bittner talks to the Ithaca Times about the threat of Giant Hogweed and other plants to know that can cause rashes or blisters. Read more in the August 9 article "Some plants are out to get us." 

Plantations featured in new book about Arboretums in America

2 weeks 1 day ago

The F. R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell Plantations is among 33
arboretums featured in Trees Live Here: the Arboretums of America, the
first book devoted to these very special places. Read more on our Tumblr blog.

The Arboretum En Plein Air

Sketch and paint landscapes en plein air (“in the open air”) from different locations in the F.R. Newman Arboretum.

Plantations bids a sad farewell to its beautiful Magnolia

5 weeks 19 hours ago

Our big-leafed magnolia, sadly, has many serious structural and disease issues, which combined pose a significant risk of failure. And so it is with great regret that our treasured big-leafed magnolia will come down by the end of season. Read more

Plantations seeks a Director of Horticulture and Arborist Assistant

8 weeks 6 days ago

Click here for job descriptions.



Our 2013 Annual Report now available online

10 weeks 1 day ago

Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report online.




Help us make a difference

10 weeks 2 days ago

From Cornell students to local schoolchildren, visitors and lifelong learners, every year 14,000 people reconnect with nature through our tours, classes, and free public programs. Watch a delightful short video that shows the breadth and value of these programs, the difference they make, and how you can help! Read more

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