The Landis Newsletter

Winter 2016

Volume 34 , Number 1

In this Issue
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· Landis through the Seasons - A Gallery ·

· Almost Time for Second Sunday Snowshoe! ·

· Don't Know When to Quit - The American Beech ·

· Video Focuses on Thacher Park ·

· Birds who Call Landis Home ·

· Celebrate the End of the Gardening Season: White Bean, Butternut Squash, and Kale Stew ·

· Spotlight on Allies: New York State Bluebird Society ·

· Landis in 2025: The "Futuring" Project ·

· An Awareness, an Avowal - and an Appeal ·

· Landis Portraits: Florence Grimm ·

· In the Winter Sky ·

· New Year's Resolutions ·

· From the Garden: Bringing the Outdoors In ·

· From the Directors Desk: The Latest on New York State's Top Six Insect Threats ·


Landis through the Seasons - A Gallery

You may not have an opportunity to visit Landis as much as you would like, so we have put together a slideshow from the pictures posted to our Facebook page...

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Almost Time for Second Sunday Snowshoe!

If you have joined us for Second Sunday Snowshoe, you will be looking forward to the new season; if you have not participated, what are you waiting for? If there...

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Don't Know When to Quit - The American Beech

American Beech, Fagus grandifolia, is a magnificent tree, silvery-barked and elegant. The leaves are sharp-pointed ovals with scalloped edges—pale green in spring, emerald in summer, golden in autumn.

But in...

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Video Focuses on Thacher Park

Where can you enjoy world class views, observe unique wildflowers, and walk underneath a spectacular waterfall - right in the Capital Region? The answer, of course, is John Boyd Thacher...

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Birds who Call Landis Home

Enjoy a little preview of the birds you may see when you visit Landis this winter.

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Celebrate the End of the Gardening Season: White Bean, Butternut Squash, and Kale Stew

It’s that time of year when gardeners can relax – and dream about next year’s garden. Most will have many of the ingredients for this vegetarian stew from their own...

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Spotlight on Allies: New York State Bluebird Society

The NYS Bluebird Society began in 1982, according to Director Jennifer Murtaugh, a SUNY Cobleskill graduate. The State division partners with the North American Bluebird Society and is dedicated to...

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Landis in 2025: The "Futuring" Project

“The Landis Arboretum is a valuable cultural and scientific resource that could, with appropriate investment and wise planning, grow in size, scope, and community impact.”

- Strategic...

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An Awareness, an Avowal - and an Appeal

Just this past summer, I visited three historic landmarks in Newport, RI, all former “summer cottages” of the 19th Century elite. The last home I toured was “The Elms,”...

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Landis Portraits: Florence Grimm

From her home in rural Montgomery County, Florence Grimm could see the Great Oak at the Arboretum. Although the oak is mostly gone now, the Arboretum is still never...

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In the Winter Sky

Winter can be a challenging time to enjoy the night sky, but bundle up and let the cold, clear winter nights entice you outside. The most obvious difference between the...

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New Year's Resolutions

The New Year is here, and with it comes a tradition of making resolutions.

If you’ve been at Landis this year, you’ve noticed the outcomes of some of the Arboretum’s...

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From the Garden: Bringing the Outdoors In

Forcing bulbs indoors can be a great way to bring the colors and fragrance of spring into the home during the cold dark days of winter. A fun project to...

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From the Directors Desk: The Latest on New York State's Top Six Insect Threats

With winter’s cold wind and plummeting temperatures, some days are best spent sitting inside learning the latest about New York State’s invasive insects.

The top six threats are the Asian...

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Your membership dollars are critical to our economic viability and the sustainability of our collections, grounds, and educational programs. You can help by joining or renewing your membership . Consider renewing at a higher level. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to do so as well. Give the gift of membership to the beautiful Landis Arboretum!

Our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies

We have good friends in the community that help the Arboretum in a number of ways.
Please consider patronizing our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies!

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