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Imagine that, the EJC Arboretum at JMU featured in a Photo Tour on USA TODAY TRAVEL,

Congratulations to Lynn Whitmore for her winning October Photography Contest picture! It's just lovely.

Register with JMU Archery Club and "Run For Your Life" a 5k event at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. Registration at: or register day of at the large lawn of the arboretum.

Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden will open the 20th annual orchid exhibition, “Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 (closes April 26, 2015). The exhibit looks at how new ideas, technologies, and inventions change the way we study, protect, and enjoy orchids.

Selfies with bears are trending. The arboretum staff recently encountered a bear on the arboretum grounds. This is NOT recommended. This trend does open a needed conversation on leaving wildlife undisturbed when visiting public nature preserves. If anyone really wants a bear selfie... a safe one, visit the EJC Arboretum at JMU and post on the arboretum's social media!, follow social media links on any page!

Families with young children can enjoy nature and outdoor activities at the EJC Arboretum.

Head to Allan Park this fall for a fabulous flora display! #Charleston

JMU ARBORETUM yeahh. We will all be yearning for green grass again soon when we are in the dark months of winter.

Come to a unique Halloween event at Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend! The whole family will have a great time at Ghouls & Gourds!

JMU Cheerleading Club performing at the Children's Harvest Festival October 18.

The Final Storytime in the Understory at the EJC Arboretum, with a woodland fairy princess. The story time group enjoyed a woodland walk after the story. In the woods the children created a magical fairy house of their own using twigs, leaves, and other under-story finds.

Wondering if the Great Blue Heron got the word out that there are fish a' plenty in the arboretum's main pond? Now Green Heron at the #EJCArboretumJMU also. We love our wildlife. Thanks JMU for an urban wildlife and botanical preserve.

The EJC Arboretum at JMU, offering teaching moments about all things natural to young and old alike. Lynn Whitmore captures visitors watching a Great Blue Heron feeding at the pond.

Lynn Whitmore captured a Great Blue Heron dining on EJC Arboretum pond catfish. Mother Nature on exhibit at JMU's living sciences laboratory, Vote for your favorite picture entered in the September Photo Contest: ejcarboretum.word...

The EJC Arboretum staff joins with the family and friends honoring and remembering Dr. Norlyn Bodkin, founding Director, in appreciation for his work of creating and preserving the beloved gardens of native flowers, now left behind for all generations to come. "The pain passes, but the beauty remains." — Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Visit here to learn about the plants and trees native birds need and then shop at the Fall Plant and Bulb Sale, Fri/Sat, Sept 26 & 27, 9am to 3pm and make any garden a bird sanctuary.

The magic of Christmas is only 100 days away! Fantasy In Lights is a memory-making must with your family, friends and co-workers. The elves at Callaway Gardens are busy getting things ready! For details, call (855) 421-3245. You can purchase an overnight package with tickets or simply tickets to the event. Admission includes admission to visit the Gardens by day the day of your visit or before Dec. 31, 2014. And, if you stay overnight, you receive VIP Trolley loading.

Trees Live Here, features the EJC Arboretum at JMU, and is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $45.

Smithsonian Gardens is pleased to announce the release of its first gardening book, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, featuring more than 3,000 plant recommendations to handle a variety of garden conditions and achieve amazing effects. The book was edited by our horticulturist James Gagliardi and includes a forward from our director Barbara Faust.

Congratulations to Manita Bentley for winning the August photo contest! Her beautiful butterfly photo won hands-down!

Lynn Whitmore's winning July 2014 Photo Contest picture. Congratulations to Lynn ... again! You're a winner.

Mark Thompson with Starr Hill Brewery will speak at the EJC Arboretum at the Wine & Cheese Lecture this Friday. Thank you Starr Hill Brewery for supporting the EJC Arboretum at JMU!

Starr Hill in Crozet coming to the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU for Wine & Cheese Lecture August 29. Sold Out! Naturally, it's Starr Hill Beer being served. Starr Hill Brewery supports the EJC Arboretum Wine & Cheese Lecture program. Thanks Starfr Hill Brewery!

Fireflies need leaf litter for their nursery. Don't rake! Use leaf mulch instead of processed wood mulch. "Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, And here on earth come emulating flies, That though they never equal stars in size, (And they were never really stars at heart) Achieve at times a very star-like start. Only, of course, they can’t sustain the part." 1928 West-Running Brook Fireflies in the Garden by Robert Frost

Less in bloom, but the EJC Arboretum is an awesome place for a cool summertime walk in the woods!