Did you know that the entire University of Maryland campus is an arboretum and botanical garden? We've expanded our popular Walk with an Arborist programs to include Walk with a Horticulturist for the fall semester. Enjoy an early morning walk around some of the highlights of our gardens and grounds with our arborists and horticulturists, learning more about the plants we have on campus, our sustainability efforts to help us move towards a carbon-neutral campus, and the challeneges we face as an urban university.
”The Bug Guy” Explains Population Surge in Creepy Critters, Along With Fireflies
Maybe a green intruder scurrying down your shirt gave you the heebie-jeebies at a barbecue, or an in-law arched an eyebrow—devastatingly—at the state of your grub-damaged lawn. Perhaps instead of every rose having its thorn, every rose has its chomping insect.
These are just some of the potential effects of this summer’s surging beetle mania. According to entomology Professor Mike Raupp, aka “The Bug Guy,” bumper crops of scarab beetles, including chafers, Japanese beetles, Asiatic garden beetles and May/June beetles, are scuttling in high numbers across our region.
Stand at the corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in downtown D.C. long enough—trust us, it won’t be long at all—and you’ll notice tourist after tourist, phone camera at the ready, walking up a little path outside the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
For the second year in a row, we are happy to partner with RecWell in their Sizzlin Summer Series. Join us for our walks and tours throughout the summer to enjoy our campus and learn more about our trees, gardens, and landscapes!
A hardscape renovation was recently completed next to Rossborough Inn. This area remembers those enslaved people whose forced labor was part of the University's founding.
Notice anything different in front of Hornbake Library? We recently completed a renovation of Frederick Douglass Square.
Turning to hobbies can help us cope with stress, alleviate mental health issues, encourage an active lifestyle, and much more. But what if you don’t know what you'd like your hobby to be?