‘Arboretum Events’ Category

Arbor Day – Trees for Twos

Friday was Arbor Day, our annual national celebration of trees. This year, the arboretum was buzzing with excitement as we hosted seven classes of second graders from St. Peter South Elementary for our Trees for Twos event. The students participated in a number of interactive workshops facilitated by arboretum staff, students, and education majors. The […]

Webster speaks on “Psychology of Evil”

Dr. Russ Webster gave the lecture at the most recent Soup and Sandwich Seminar event at the Arboretum.  The topic was “The Psychology of Evil”.  Dr. Webster is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Psychological Science Department at Gustavus.  His research includes such topics as prejudice and discrimination, “magical thinking” (superstition, fantasy and other emotional […]

Make your own maple syrup — feel like a pioneer

  In an age of grocery stores, dancing celebrities and robotic floor sweepers, we can sometimes feel pretty far removed from our pioneer ancestors.  That’s when it’s nice to be able to do something as rugged and self-sufficient as turning tree sap into food.   Yes, you too can be like the native people and […]

Unnatural Father’s Day Hike

Hey.  After not finding the time to make the next glorious and thorough blog post, I’ve decided that I just need to make quick and simple posts.  So, just wanted to say that our first ever Father’s Day Weekend Unnatural Event was a great success.  Not a huge turnout, but the 30+ folks who came […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

October Fireside Chat

On the last Friday in October, community members gathered around the blazing fireplace in the Lind Interpretive Center to chat with Provost Mary Morton. We discussed the role of the Provost at Gustavus, and the planning Mary works on to help the vision and goals of Gustavus become a reality. It was truly a great […]

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 […]