The Fungus Among US

This past spring, the UWBG hosted the first ever bioblitz in Seattle.  A “bioblitz” is a biological scavenger hunt that aims to inventory all the various organisms living in a given area – the “blitz” part signifies that this inventory is taken within a short period of time.
There are several reasons why the UWBG aims to make bioblitzes a regularly occurring tradition:

to better fulfill our mission of sustaining managed to natural ecosystems
to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity in an urban environment
to bridge the gap between the academic world and the every-day world by harnessing the power of citizen scientists. 

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Sep 22, 2010 / Union Bay Natural Area, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Many Hands Makes Light Work in the Union Bay Natural Area

Between August 2009 and August 2010 the Union Bay Natural Area chalked up 2,050 volunteer service and educational tour hours from student organizations, University of Washington dorm residents, local community groups, the UBNA service corps, and University of Washington courses.  There are numerous opportunities to get involved with the UBNA this academic year through the courses offered as a part of the Restoration Ecology Network, the Society for Ecological Restoration student guild. 

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Sep 20, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

September Color Arrives at CUH

Vitex agnus-castus – Chaste Tree
Sorbus pallescens – Mountain Ash
Coreopsis Big Bang™  ‘Full Moon’ – Full Moon Tickseed
Eupatorium cannabinum – Joe-Pye Weed/Hemp Agrimony
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ – Northwind Switchgrass

Complete details. 

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Sep 20, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

September Color Arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

Cedrus atlantica ‘Aurea’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Cedrus atlantica ‘Aurea’
Rosa corymbulosa
Sorbus cashmiriana

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Sep 16, 2010 / News / UWBG Communication Staff

Help UWBG grow and thrive!

Executive Director, Sandra Lier, invites you to renew your commitment to UWBG. join us in promoting an educated, inspired, and engaged society dedicated to sustainable ecosystems. Together we can do great things to preserve the health of our environment.
It is because of contributions from private donors that many of our programs exist and flourish. Please donate today! 

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September 2010 Plant Profile: Begonia grandis ‘Heron’s Pirouette’

Probably one of the most elegant of all late summer to fall blooming perennials, this hardy begonia has been loved and admired by many avid gardeners since plantsman, Dan Hinkley, brought it back from Japan in 1997. It is somewhat late to emerge in the spring and it grows from a hardy tuber. The large, almost succulent leaves and stems provide a backdrop to airy inflorescences that dance in the breeze and soft pink, bubble gum flowers have a very faint, but pleasing fragrance. 

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Sep 14, 2010 / News / Riz Reyes

CUH Update September 2010

I can’t believe summer is almost officially over. What a seesaw of a season we had! Cooler than normal average temperatures, a few heat waves; nothing really stuck around long enough, and bloom time on some of the plants his year was really all over the place!
Oh well, it has been a busy and hectic summer that seemed to almost get away from us from time to time, but the plants can always be expected to put on a show for all to see and we take great pride in showcasing some of the best for the Pacific Northwest. 

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Sep 2, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

September Color Arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part I)

Clerodendrum trichotomum (Harlequin Glorybower)
Clethra acuminata (Cinnamon Clethra)
Hibiscus x ‘Tosca’
Rosa aff. Setipoda
Sorbus decora (Showy Mountain Ash)

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Holly Garden Project Notice and News

September through October is our window of opportunity before fall rains begin to commence development and improvement work in the Holly collection.  Scope of work during this period will focus primarily on construction  of  the southernmost Eurasian clade berm located at the north end (near Boyer Ave). See photo of Iain Robertson’s conceptual Holly collection plan – Eurasian clade berms are pink. 

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Aug 19, 2010 / News / Pat Chinn-Sloan

August Color Arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

Ostrya carpinifolia (European hop hornbeam)
Hydrangea aspera ssp sargentiana
Picea smithiana (Himalayan spruce)
Sorbus ‘Birgitta’
Corylus colurna (Turkish hazel)

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