Pollinators: All the Buzz highlights pollinators from all around the world with signage, statues and live bees for visitors to observe in an indoor 2,500 square foot greenhouse garden environment filled with pollinator plants. The wide variety of plants come from the world class Marjorie McNeely Conservatory collection and will showcase the different pollinator syndromes, as well as how different flowers attract their own pollinators.
Mia Schillace Nelson
Oct 1, 2021
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Autumn Leaves: Harbingers of Changes to Come
Living in the Midwest, we look forward every year to the changing colors of the leaves. Have you ever wondered WHY leaves change colors in the way that they do?
The short answer is: weather. As the days grow shorter, trees stop producing CHLOROPHYLL,which is a chemical that makes leaves green and produces food for the tree during its growing season.
As chlorophyll production slows down, the green color begins to fade. Brilliant reds, oranges and yellows that we look forward to come brilliantly into view.