Archive for Emily Hoefs

Views from the Summer Solstice Garden Tour

On Sunday, June 22nd, the Friends of the Linnaeus Arboretum hosted a Summer Solstice Garden Tour that included gardens in southern Minnesota. The group departed from Gustavus and headed west to New Ulm making stops at both the August Schell Brewery Gardens and the home of Gigi and Scott Rysdahl, as well as New Ulm’s […]

New Hire in the Linnaeus Arboretum

The Linnaeus Arboretum has hired its new Naturalist to start in August.  Bob Dunlap is an ’08 graduate of Gustavus with tremendous experience in both plant and bird identification.  He brings with him vitality and excitement and will surely do a wonderful job in the position. His knowledge of birds is amazing and as you […]

Summer Solstice Garden Tour

Join the Friends of the Linnaeus Arboretum for an early summer garden tour to three southern Minnesota botanical treasures. Van service from Linnaeus Arboretum will leave at 10:15 a.m. for the August Schell Brewery in New Ulm. German Park will be our destination for a picnic lunch. Then it’s on to the Rysdahl residence to […]

A Great Day of Birding

Yesterday afternoon was amazing for birding in the Arb! We had excellent looks at several uncommon species, and the weather was absolutely beautiful. Here’s a list of what we found: American Crow American Goldfinch American Robin Bald Eagle Barn Swallow Black-capped Chickadee Brown Thrasher Brown-headed Cowbird Chipping Sparrow Common Grackle Cooper’s Hawk (heard calling briefly) […]

Happy Arbor Day

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself” – unknown It is important to remember the value trees hold in our world. Arbor Day reminds us to look around and appreciated trees and nature that surround our homes. They offer so many special gifts to us as inhabitants of the Earth. Thank a tree today, […]

BPLP Earth Day Event in the Linnaeus Arboretum

Last night, the Big Partner Little Partner Program (Community Service Office) hosted an educational Earth Day event in the Linnaeus Arboretum. This was a cooperative effort that focused on small ways to “save the planet” and “connect with nature”. The event was a huge success and lots of fun for the St. Peter youth that […]

Trees for Heart, Mind, and Spirit Begins Today

Today is the kick-off of our Arbor Week activities in the Linnaeus Arboretum.  Come enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery.  Lunch is available for purchase, so all should join us for a brief visit.  The schedule for the next three days is as follows: Wednesday, April 23rd 11:30 – “Yoga in the Arboretum” – Kari […]

Birding in the Linnaeus Arboretum

What a beautiful afternoon it was for birding! Migration is definitely well underway, as we found several species now passing through the Arb. Here’s a list of what we saw today: American Crow American Goldfinch (nearly in full yellow summer plumage!) American Robin Black-capped Chickadee Brown Creeper Brown Thrasher (at least two within earshot of […]

Trees for Heart, Mind, and Spirit Schedule

The Linnaeus Arboretum will host a series of brief presentations relating to how nature affects us physically, mentally, and spiritually. Please join us during your lunch hour on Wednesday, April 23rd – Friday, April 25th to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the arboretum. Attendees will receive a free tree sapling with each session they attend. […]

Coneflower Prairie Progress

There continues to be exciting progress towards the expansion of the Linnaeus Arboretum. Fundraising is in full swing towards the new 70 acre Coneflower Prairie as the matching grant deadline draws near. Check in on our fundraising progress. During November 2007 construction began on the future site of this beautiful restored prairie. Land excavation helped […]