Archive for October, 2007

Cleaning Up the Pond

On October 17th, the Conservation Biology class pitched in their hard work, expertise, and passion for the environment to help the Linnaeus Arboretum give the Teaching Pond a bit of a face lift. In about two hours, the class was able to remove all of the willows that had invaded the banks of the pond […]

Volunteer Day a Huge Success

The volunteer day held on Saturday, October 6th was a huge success. Over 40 volunteers from the Friends of the Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus employees, and various student organizations gathered to remove the Chinese elm found throughout the arboretum. All will be happy to hear that the arboretum is now looking much better due to the […]

Scarecrow Contest in the Arb

As part of the homecoming week activities, the Linnaeus Arboretum hosted the 2nd annual Fall Fest Scarecrow Building Contest. Offices, departments, and organizations were invited to participate in this fun filled event. Ten offices and organizations partook in the fun : Church Relations, Deltas, Sigmas, Tri-Beta, Dining Service, Dance Team, Gymnastics, Post Office, Peer Assistants, […]

Arboretum Poetry

A member of the Interpreting the Fall Landscape course held in the Linnaeus Arboretum wrote a very clever piece of poetry that I thought appropriate to share. Roses are red, and violets are blue, I knew that already, but here’s something new. Roses are white, yellow, and pink, There are over 100 species, I think. […]