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  • #bioPGH: What Kind of Wintertime Snooze?
    Feb 28
    2020

    #bioPGH: What Kind of Wintertime Snooze?

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

    Hibernation is a bit more complicated than simply sleep - let's check it out!

  • Birds on the Brain
    Feb 27
    2020

    Birds on the Brain

    By By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    The story of birds on the islands is not a happy one.  Of the original 150 birds or so, over 90 have gone extinct.  Of the remaining 44 endemic species, 33 are endangered.  A third of these 33 are likely...

  • Hiking Through Kōke’e State Park
    Feb 26
    2020

    Hiking Through Kōke’e State Park

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    Sunday is a day of rest, so Adam and I set off for a good hike.  Kōke’e State Park is found at one end of the road around Kauai.  This incredible forest is diverse and holds some of the native forest that is...

  • Touring Limahuli Garden
    Feb 26
    2020

    Touring Limahuli Garden

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    Limahuli Garden is one of the five gardens in the National Tropical Botanical Garden network. This garden is particularly unique, though, for its representation of a traditional Hawaiian ahupua’a. Today Katie Champlin,...

  • Community in Kauai
    Feb 26
    2020

    Community in Kauai

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    As part of the three-year planning and design process behind our upcoming Tropical Forest exhibit, Julianna Razryadov and Adam Haas are traveling to Hawaii to study first-hand the region’s biodiversity hotspots, natural...

  • Orchid Society Recognizes Phipps
    Feb 25
    2020

    Orchid Society Recognizes Phipps

    By Aayush Boghara

    At Phipps, orchids are a big deal. To Katie Schuller however, they’re a passion. As our Orchid Manager, Katie has brought hard work, leadership, extensive know-how and, of course, passion to the Phipps orchid collection...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Winter is for the Birds
    Feb 25
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Winter is for the Birds

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • High Above Kauai
    Feb 25
    2020

    High Above Kauai

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    As part of the three-year planning and design process behind our upcoming Tropical Forest exhibit, Julianna Razryadov and Adam Haas are traveling to Hawaii to study first-hand the region’s biodiversity hotspots, natural...

  • Hillsides of Haleakala
    Feb 24
    2020

    Hillsides of Haleakala

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    Maui has gifted us with incredible views and a diversity of plants we have not yet encountered. From the road from Hana to the Halkeakala crater, the contrast of dry and wet, towering trees to low shrubs and grasslands, this place...

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 24 – March 1
    Feb 24
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 24 – March 1

    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 otherwise....

  • Champion Schools Highlight: Pittsburgh Whittier
    Feb 21
    2020

    Champion Schools Highlight: Pittsburgh Whittier

    By Sarah Cullo, LMP Coordinator

    With the new Champion Schools season beginning we wanted to take a look at one of last year’s Champion Schools Grant winner’s projects! Pittsburgh Whittier wanted to get their kindergarten and second grade students...

  • Learning Togetherness in Hana
    Feb 20
    2020

    Learning Togetherness in Hana

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    As part of the three-year planning and design process behind our upcoming Tropical Forest exhibit, Julianna Razryadov and Adam Haas are traveling to Hawaii to study first-hand the region’s biodiversity hotspots, natural...

  • Veggie Packed Breakfast Hash
    Feb 19
    2020

    Veggie Packed Breakfast Hash

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    With limited seasonal produce available, it's easy to get in a recipe rut during these long winter months. Embrace the root vegetable bounty this chilly season provides with a warm, smoky breakfast hash.  Veggie Packed...

  • Moving on to Maui
    Feb 18
    2020

    Moving on to Maui

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    It’s time to move on to Maui. We leave early for our flight, partly because of travel anxiety and partly because we are excited to leave the concrete of Waikiki. Our flight gives us the chance to see the landscape from a...

  • A Rising Tide Lifts All Canoes
    Feb 17
    2020

    A Rising Tide Lifts All Canoes

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    Today was our long anticipated meeting with Dr. Kawika Winter. We headed out to the He’eia Reserve, a conglomerate of eight site partners all conducting different conservation efforts. Kawika arranges government funding for...

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 17 – 23
    Feb 17
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 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...

  • Aloha from Hawaii
    Feb 14
    2020

    Aloha from Hawaii

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture; Adam Haas, Interpretive Program Manager

    Our first full day in Hawaii was a deluge of information. Our first stop was the Bishop Museum, Hawaii’s State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This beautiful museum holds within its walls artifacts stretching...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Fireflies in the Headlines
    Feb 14
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Fireflies in the Headlines

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

    Fireflies have been making headlines lately - why the sudden concern?

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Rose Hydeman
    Feb 13
    2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Rose Hydeman

    By Kaitlyn LaBelle

    Phipps is well-known for our beautiful gardens, seasonal flower shows, pioneering sustainability initiatives, informative educational programs and community outreach. None of our work, however, would be possible without the...

  • Food Allergies Part 3: OAS (Oral Allergy Syndrome)
    Feb 12
    2020

    Food Allergies Part 3: OAS (Oral Allergy Syndrome)

    By Ellen Marie Alonso Street, LMP Dietetic Intern

    Oral food allergy syndrome affects the mouth and throat, causing irritation, itchiness and swelling within minutes of consuming “trigger” foods, or foods that cause an allergic reaction. Though severe reactions are less...

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