Department of Natural History

News archive for Department of Natural History

The yearbook came out at the beginning of December, including a major article on forests and the history behind the many non-native conifers found in the Arboretum.
In an arboretum, all trees are important, both the living and the dying. We have secured one of the oak trees above the Rosarium that is dying back.
Felling of large western hemlock trees is under way, and this means a big change in the forest scene in the Arboretum. We hope the public understands that this is an absolutely necessary measure.
On Thursday 27th October between 9 am and 3 pm there will be a helicopter moving timber over part of the Arboretum. Please keep out of the area during this period.
As a scientific garden, it is important that we collect seeds in nature. With wild-collected seed, we know for sure where the plant originated. We collect seeds both for our own use and for the national seed bank.
The Museum at the World Congress of Malacology
The mushroom season is underway. Although there are good edible mushrooms in the forest, there are unfortunately also plenty of poisonous mushrooms, which is why our mushroom experts invite you to a mushroom control during working hours.
Bergen Botanical Garden has received garden furniture with integrated insect hotels in order to research the insect diversity in such furniture.
After several cases of fires started from disposable grills at the Grønevika and Sandholna bathing areas, Bergen municipality has now imposed a ban on the use of single-use grills. A communal grill has been set up in Grønevika which is available to all.
New insights into the evolutionary origins of unique African high mountain botanical diversity published in PNAS.
New Rhododendron cultivar named in honour of 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Rhododendron Society.
GCC Erica paper sets out challenges and a plan of action for conserving the wealth of species in biodiversity hotspots.
There are 15 'stolper' - way-point poles - to hunt down at the University Gardens at Milde this year, set out in cooperation with Stolpejakten Bergen Sør.
It's time to repaint Blondehuset's exterior.
Easter is just around the corner and it's time to decorate both outside and inside.
Are you interested in plants, nature and horticulture? Do you like working outdoors? We need extra help for our plant collections. Application deadline 25th February.
Join us for exciting and informative events at the Arboretum, Botanic Garden and Museum Garden!