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Have you ever wondered why some plants have flowers before they have leaves, while others leaf out before they flower? Looked at flower and leaf buds and asked yourself what protects them as they develop and how they know when it’s OK to open? Arnold Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman will lead this walk on Sunday, May 7 from 1 – 2 through the Arboretum, drawing your eye to ephemeral developments in the springtime landscape. He will look at some of the trees observed in our Tree Spotters phenology program, but will also stop to point out other trees and shrubs that show interesting morphological characteristics. Bring a loupe or hand lens if you have one. Fee Free, but registration required. Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
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Friday, May 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and Saturday, May 13, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Muses at the Museum: Art Inspires Art
The Community Garden Club of Duxbury celebrates its 90th Anniversary with a Standard Flower Show entitled Muses at the Museum: Art Inspires Art. Horticultural specimens and floral design entries will include designs interpreting art, literature, sculpture, architecture, music, and dance. Free and open to the public. The event will be held Friday, May 12 from 1 – 4, and Saturday, May 13 from 11 – 4, and takes place at the Art Museum Complex, 189 Alden Street in Duxbury.
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The Osterville Garden Club presents The Next Chapter: A Small Standard Flower Show, at the Osterville Village Library on Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, during library hours. Floral designs will be inspired by the library setting and beautiful local horticultural specimens will be displayed. Call the library at 508-420-0550 to confirm hours. Image courtesy of the Daily Mail.
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Thursday, May 11, 6:00 pm – The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Natural World – and Us
Richard O. Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge, on Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm as part of the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Evolution Matters Lecture Series. Can adaptation by natural selection truly account for everything we see in nature? How do animal mating displays and mate choice drive evolutionary change? What insights can they offer about the evolution of human sexuality? Drawing from his new book, The Evolution of Beauty, Richard Prum will consider Charles Darwin’s long-neglected theory of sexual selection, in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons is an independent engine of evolutionary change. In a reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, Prum will reveal how mating preferences—what Darwin termed “the taste for the beautiful”—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the natural world.
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Saturday, May 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers
A special Tower Hill Botanic Garden treat for mothers and others on Saturday, May 13 from 11 – noon. Author Louesa Roebuck will demonstrate how to create a beautiful seasonal arrangement while talking about her book Foraged Flora. The book is a gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year. Roadside fennel, flowering fruit trees, garden roses, tiny violets; ingredients both common and unusual, humble and showy, Foraged Flora is a new vision for flowers and arranging. It encourages you to train your eye to the beauty that surrounds you, attune your senses to the seasonality and locality of flowers and plants, and to embrace the beauty in each stage of life, from first bud to withering seedpod. Organized by month, each chapter in this visually arresting and inspiring book focuses on large and small arrangements created from the flowers and plants available during that time period and in that place, all foraged or gleaned nearby. The authors reflect on surprising and beautiful pairings, the importance of scale, the scarcity or abundance of raw materials, and the environmental factors that contribute to that availability.
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A second Pressed Juicery is set to follow the Harvard Square location, opening at 288 Newbury St. in another former Pinkberry space. The juice spot should not be confused with Boston’s own juice bar, simply named Pressed, which has two locations in Beacon Hill and the South End.This article has 1 other Boston location (Show)
A California-based cold-pressed juice shop just landed in the Boston area, opening its first regional store in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. Pressed Juicery took over the space at 1380 Massachusetts Ave. where Pinkberry operated before shutting down earlier this year.
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Sunday, June 11, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation: Preparing for Boston’s Uncertain Future
How should communities build resilience for dealing with weather and climate-related hazards in the coming decades? On Sunday, June 11 from 9 – 4, participants will use visualizations to explore potential vulnerabilities to our infrastructures, social networks, and ecosystems from sea level rise and extreme precipitation events, then discuss potential strategies for addressing these threats, focusing on the priorities and needs of relevant stakeholders. At the event’s conclusion, participants will make recommendations for increasing Boston’s community resilience. The event takes place at the Museum of Science, Boston.
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Join the staff of Berkshire Botanical Garden and landscape architect David Dew Bruner for a special tour of the New York Botanical Garden at the height of its early summer bloom. In addition to the amazing gardens and plant specimens (with expert plant advice provided by BBG staff), this trip is scheduled to view the much anticipated installations created specifically for NYBG’s landscape and architecture by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. David Dew Bruner, an award-winning landscape architect and fine artist, will be our tour guide for this portion of the trip. He will show us the dramatic installations inspired by Chihuly’s exploration of the contrast between glass and environment. Physical expressions of the light, the Chihuly works will be distributed across NYBG’s 250-acre National Historic Landmark landscape, including within the Garden’s Haupt Conservatory, itself considered a work of glass art. This trip, a great way to spend a day with like-minded garden and art lovers, is not to be missed.