• #bioPGH Blog: Orionids Meteor Shower
    Sep 27
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Orionids Meteor Shower

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    The Orionids meteor shower peaks in October, but if you want to take full advantage of the view, it might take an exciting bit of planning!

  • Science Engagement Week!
    Sep 26
    2018

    Science Engagement Week!

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Phipps' Botany in Action Fellows are here!

  • This Week at Phipps: Sept. 24 – 30
    Sep 24
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Sept. 24 – 30

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Swiss Chard
    Sep 24
    2018

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Swiss Chard

    By Chris Cox, executive chef, Café Phipps

    Swiss chard is a nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber. One cup of chopped Swiss chard is only 35 calories and provides...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Some Preparation for Migration
    Sep 20
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Some Preparation for Migration

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Some birds have quite the journey ahead of them as they migrate for winter - how do they store up the energy?

  • Phipps Continues Commitment to Sustainability With Innovative Lawn Care Practices
    Sep 19
    2018

    Phipps Continues Commitment to Sustainability With Innovative Lawn Care Practices

    By Kaitlyn Clem

    New electric lawnmowers are a crucial edition to Phipps' innovative lawn care plan. 

  • Weddings Under Glass: Beckie and Mattia
    Sep 18
    2018

    Weddings Under Glass: Beckie and Mattia

    By Jessica Ignasky

    Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues...

  • This Week at Phipps: Sept. 17 – 23
    Sep 17
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Sept. 17 – 23

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Sweetgum Tree
    Sep 13
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Sweetgum Tree

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Besides its star-shaped leaves, the sweetgum is a tree with many distinctive traits, including its bark-winged twigs and its spiky little fruits.

  • Meet a Scientist: Dr. Ryan Gott and Song-My Hoang
    Sep 12
    2018

    Meet a Scientist: Dr. Ryan Gott and Song-My Hoang

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Stop by the Tropical Forest Cuba this Saturday, September 15, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. to meet local scientists Dr. Ryan Gott and doctoral candidate Song-My Hoang!

  • Exploring Pittsburgh in the Fall
    Sep 12
    2018

    Exploring Pittsburgh in the Fall

    By Kelly Regan

    Read on for some tips on how to have the most active, colorful fall yet! 

  • This Week at Phipps: Sept. 10 – 16
    Sep 11
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Sept. 10 – 16

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Eastern Black Rat Snake
    Sep 06
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Eastern Black Rat Snake

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Snakes are often feared and carry a negative stigma, but many of their attributes are simply misunderstood—they really are fascinating creatures!

  • Celebrating National Family Meals Month
    Sep 05
    2018

    Celebrating National Family Meals Month

    By Kelly Regan

    September is National Family Meals Month! That means there’s no better time to start working towards more family meals per week. Eating meals together as a family can make a big difference; years of research show that kids...

  • This Week at Phipps: Sept. 3 – 9
    Sep 04
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Sept. 3 – 9

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...