Construction of New Pollinator and Bird Garden Has Begun!
Construction has begun on the Arboretum’s new Pollinator and Bird Garden, which will add over three acres to the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. This space has been designed to attract all of our region’s insect pollinator species as well as the broadest possible range of resident and migratory birds. Working with a large team of Penn State-based and outside experts, including Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research, we have designed a garden that encourages ecological diversity by incorporating habitats such as a pond, wetlands, woodland, and dry meadow. The new gardens will showcase over 390 unique species and varieties—most of which are native to Pennsylvania or the greater Appalachian region.
Check back in the months ahead for updates!
Winter Photo Contest
Please submit your favorite photo of winter in the Arboretum (one per person, please) via email, Facebook, Instagram, or by February 29! Contest winners will be featured in our Seasonal Images album, social media, and in our newsletter.
A New Way to Donate
We are pleased to announce that a new, very user-friendly option is available to donate to the Arboretum. Simply text PSUArboretum to 41444.
2020 Summer Internships
Paid internships in outdoor, place-based education are available in Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden this summer. You can read the position descriptions at the links below and apply at psu.jobs.
If you wish to bring a group to visit the Arboretum, please use our on-line form to inquire about tours and schedule your visit.
Avian Education Fall Banding Report
Tuesday, April 14 – 5:00 p.m.
Avian Education Seminar
Chris Parish, Director of Global Conservation at the Peregrine Fund
Pictured at the top of the page is the limestone cave in Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden during winter.