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March 13, 2014
Flowering Dogwood bloom

Planning for the Spring: The Dogwood Trail Experience

One of the questions our Guest Services staff here at Crystal Bridges hear a lot […]
January 29, 2014
Winter Tree

Sleeping Giants

What is a sleeping giant?   From late October to the following spring, the temperatures tend […]
November 6, 2013
The American holly.

American Holly

As fall progresses and leaves fall from the trees, the forest reveals a glimmer of […]
October 1, 2013
The Monarch caterpillar is easily identified in its showy stripes and black antennae.

Crystal Bridges’ Contribution to the Population of the Monarch Butterfly

Some folks may see a caterpillar in their garden and think “I need to kill […]
September 24, 2013
Cody George talks leaves with Museum guests at "Discover the Grounds."

Discovering (and Drawing) the Plants of Crystal Bridges

Let’s go through some classic duos:  Peanut butter and jelly, Lennon and McCartney, peas and […]
September 10, 2013
Great Blue Herons also hunt at Crystal Bridges. This one was spotted hunting fish and frogs on the upper pond.

A Float Trip with the Grounds Crew

On August 2nd, the Trails and Grounds team took a team-building canoe trip down the lower […]
September 3, 2013
Passionflower

Weed of the Month- Passionflower

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”                                      ― […]
August 13, 2013
Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. Photo by Samantha McClellan.

Butterflies at Crystal Bridges

In July, Crystal Bridges hosted a “Discover the Grounds” talk about the butterflies that can […]