Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

As I mentioned in my blog “Coronet Cuts”, the arboriculture and natural lands teams at Winterthur are now one super power team! As I continue to further my knowledge on natural lands topics, we’ve started looking into artificial cavity creation for nesting birds. One specific species we are interested in making habitat for is the […]

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In January 2019, the Winterthur arboriculture team and natural lands team joined together to create one super power team now cleverly called-the Arboriculture and Natural Lands Team! We oversee hundreds of acres of forests, meadows, streams, ponds, and miles of trails throughout all of Winterthur. To help me better connect with the team I have […]

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 As fall brings a variety of color, take a walk with Linda Bailey, natural lands technician, on the field pathways to enjoy the asters and goldenrod varieties and observe the wildlife that inhabit these areas. Please wear hiking shoes and bring a camera. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks […]

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Linda Rossell Bailey, Natural Lands Technician, notes the following observation: Although Winterthur is well-known for its Garden and Museum collections, the property also quietly hosts a variety of wildlife species- especially birds.  Some are here year round, some travel from the tropics to breed here in the summer, and others come to escape the frosty, […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist in the Pinetum, makes this observation: Well, the hawks are back! Not the Chicago Blackhawks mind you but the family of cooper’s hawks that have nested in the Pinetum over the past three years. Although I did observe them building a nest in one of the conifers this spring, I was not sure […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist for the Sundial Garden and the Pinetum writes:  This year is the first year, at least that I am aware of, that a pair of hawks has nested in Winterthur’s Pinetum during the decade or so that it has been under my care; the particular breed of hawk being the Cooper’s hawk. The […]

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Two Snakes

Rosa sent me this snapshot, taken with her phone in the garden at the beginning of October. “Looks like its mating season in the garden. These two snakes seemed very cozy resting on a stone right by the glade.”

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