January 27, 2014
fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Scar on a tree branch from Mistletoe. The sticky seeds of Mistletoe, left by birds, germinate on branches of trees. The seedlings send out holdfast roots in to the bark of the host tree, establishing a partial parasitic relationship (obtains some nourishment from its host but also photosynthesizes). Malformations of the branch of the host tree may result in ribbed or flower like scars.
© The Field Museum, B79890.
Piece of a tree branch with scarring from a Mistletoe plant growing on it.
8x10 negative
1941 

Sometimes I feel like the Field Museum archivists are trolling us by posting all these amazing botanical, archival photographs. It’s like they know we’re watching them! If it’s true, it would be the most welcome trolling I’ve ever been on the receiving end of!
Oh, and this photograph is pretty great. Mistletoe has a bad rap though. Since mistletoe can lead to the death of its host organism, it has long been stigmatized as a bad plant to have around. But a recent study has actually indicated that mistletoe is in fact a “keystone” species, meaning that it is vital to the existence of many creatures within its habitat. ~AR

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Scar on a tree branch from Mistletoe. The sticky seeds of Mistletoe, left by birds, germinate on branches of trees. The seedlings send out holdfast roots in to the bark of the host tree, establishing a partial parasitic relationship (obtains some nourishment from its host but also photosynthesizes). Malformations of the branch of the host tree may result in ribbed or flower like scars.

© The Field Museum, B79890.

Piece of a tree branch with scarring from a Mistletoe plant growing on it.

8x10 negative

1941 

Sometimes I feel like the Field Museum archivists are trolling us by posting all these amazing botanical, archival photographs. It’s like they know we’re watching them! If it’s true, it would be the most welcome trolling I’ve ever been on the receiving end of!

Oh, and this photograph is pretty great. Mistletoe has a bad rap though. Since mistletoe can lead to the death of its host organism, it has long been stigmatized as a bad plant to have around. But a recent study has actually indicated that mistletoe is in fact a “keystone” species, meaning that it is vital to the existence of many creatures within its habitat. ~AR

February 3, 2013
untappedcities:

Six Eminent Photographers Look Back at the Bronx http://bit.ly/WCb4Ca

This looks like a wonderful exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center celebrating the diverse heritage, troubled history, and bright future of this awesome borough that the NYBG calls home. ~AR

untappedcities:

Six Eminent Photographers Look Back at the Bronx http://bit.ly/WCb4Ca

This looks like a wonderful exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center celebrating the diverse heritage, troubled history, and bright future of this awesome borough that the NYBG calls home. ~AR

October 1, 2012
Hoppy October! May your garden cleanup and bulb planting activities be blissfully varmint free. And if it’s not, may your varmints at least be adorable! ~AR
nypl:

Happy first day of October! Since we’ve “hopped” into a new month (ha ha ha ha) we thought we’d share this 1894 cover of Harper’s magazine, celebrating October and drawn by Edward Penfield (check out more of his art in our collection). It’s currently in our Arts and Architecture Collection - enjoy, and have a great month!

Hoppy October! May your garden cleanup and bulb planting activities be blissfully varmint free. And if it’s not, may your varmints at least be adorable! ~AR

nypl:

Happy first day of October! Since we’ve “hopped” into a new month (ha ha ha ha) we thought we’d share this 1894 cover of Harper’s magazine, celebrating October and drawn by Edward Penfield (check out more of his art in our collection). It’s currently in our Arts and Architecture Collection - enjoy, and have a great month!

December 14, 2011
GPOYW.

GPOYW.

November 22, 2011
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: A note to our followers

Want more botanical garden goodness? Follow our friends at Lewis Ginter! Their holiday display pictures are really great.

lewisginter:

Thank you! Although we have officially been on Tumblr for a while, we have only been actively using Tumblr for about a month now. Today, we have finally reached the milestone of 50 followers! (We can’t wait to make it to 100!) Thank you for your support and interest in Lewis Ginter Botanical…

October 28, 2011
tumblenerd: Museums on Tumblr

What an awesome list to be part of!

museumnerd:

Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin) + American Museum of Natural History + Art Gallery of Ontario + Brooklyn Museum + Carleton University Art Gallery + Charleston Museum + MASS MoCA + Metropolitan Museum of Art (Get Closer) + National Archives (Today’s Document) +

May 12, 2011
"But the effort to get nonprofit institutions to contribute more comes as many nonprofits are feeling the same pinch as cities: their endowments shrank as their investments lost money, contributions from donors and governments dried up and demand for their services remained the same or rose."

Squeezed Cities Ask Nonprofits for More Money - The New York Times

December 17, 2010
Karen Washington, Community Member; Gregory Long, President & CEO; and Mrs. Obama.

Karen Washington, Community Member; Gregory Long, President & CEO; and Mrs. Obama.

December 17, 2010
"For example, the New York Botanical Garden started the Bronx Green-up revitalization program, and they helped plant hundreds of school and community gardens in struggling neighborhoods so that families could grow their own fresh produce."

— Michelle Obama - Remarks by the First Lady at the National Medal for Museum and Library Services Ceremony

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