Art in the Woods: Opens June 9 at Arbor Day Farm

Jun 06 by in General tagged , , , with 1 comment

Art in the Woods | Arbor Day Farm

There’s a bit of a buzz through the trees at Arbor Day Farm this week — and I don’t just mean the summertime cicadas.

The buzz I’m talking about is centered around the grand opening of our new exhibit called Art in the Woods. This collection of nature-inspired sculptures and artwork will be unveiled here Saturday. These days leading up to the grand opening are filled with artists coming and going, hauling supplies deep into the forest, overcoming unexpected challenges (“…what do you mean the epoxy isn’t holding?…”) and making sure all the parts and pieces are in place.

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An Intern’s Perspective: It’s More Than Trees

Aug 15 by in Arbor Day, General, Nature, Trees tagged , , , , with 2 comments

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Editor’s Note: We asked our intern, Hanna, to write a blog post about her Arbor Day Farm experience this summer. Below is her contribution. Thank you, Hanna, and may you touch many more lives in nature in the years ahead.

“What is Arbor Day all about?” I ask this question of the visitors during my tours at the Tree Adventure and Arbor Day Farm. As you may expect, I get a variety of answers:  anywhere from planting trees to Johnny Appleseed to saving the planet. I tell them that they all are close, and explain the need to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. 

Throughout my summer as a Nature Interpreter Intern I have learned a lot, starting with the Arbor Day Foundation’s mission and now ending with heirloom varieties of apples. My time this summer, however, has taught me that Arbor Day is about more than just trees.

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From Florida to the Forest: A Tour Guide’s Tale

Mar 15 by in General, Nature tagged , , , , with 3 comments

When my family and I relocated to Nebraska City two years ago from Central Gulf Coast Florida, we couldn’t have imagined the natural beauty and outdoor adventures in Nebraska that continue to amaze us even now.

We visited in March for a house hunting trip and were thrilled to experience a Nebraska snowfall during our visit. Honestly, I think the beautiful fireplace at Lied Lodge and the gentle snow were major selling factors for us. The excitement of snow and four distinct seasons charged the enthusiasm of our teenagers.

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