The Berry Prairie Blog

Native Biodiversity in a Rooftop Landscape

Oct 14, 2011, 9:20 PM
If you're in Laramie and are looking for a fun, family activity today and this weekend, check out the Berry Center's UW Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt! There are nine questions and clues that will lead you all over the main part of campus where you'll discover some surprising and fascinating biodiversity tidbits.
Oct 11, 2011, 9:27 PM
October 7 marked Laramie's first day of winter. Not according to the calendar of course, but according to the weather. And while it was a surprise to wake up on Saturday morning to three inches of snow, I'm sure the plants in the Berry Prairie were even more confused. (Or maybe not... do they know more than we do? Could they sense the snow? Watch the next episode of the Twilight Zone to find out...)
Oct 7, 2011, 5:10 PM
We’ve all heard the argument that scientific names are preferable to common names because they are unambiguous and understood all around the world, but clearly this is not always true.
Oct 5, 2011, 5:27 PM
The BBC published an article in early August with an intriguing spin on pollinator conservation: bring them into the cities! The UK-based research/survey project is trying to determine how many and what kinds of pollinators use urban gardens as their food and shelter oasis. What do you think - a reasonable idea?
Oct 3, 2011, 5:37 PM
Plants are shutting down now, as we approach the end of the growing season. Thanks to the uncharacteristically warm weather in Laramie the past couple of weeks, grasses are still holding their seeds and harebells, which are the most persistent and stubborn bloomers I've ever seen (I'm half-way convinced they'll still bloom in the dead of winter), are still pushing out new flowers.