One of my favorite things about working at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is all the things I get to see. The plants and trees are a highlight of course, but there is so much more! Animal surprises, fresh-falllen snow before opening, patterns made by fallen leaves, and the change of seasons are all beautiful benefits that are built right into my job. Let’s look at some photos that I’ve taken. We’ll start with last autumn and go right up to last week.
Bernadette is a newer member of our team, but her training and versatility mean that she’s already been able to express her talents in all our gardens and biomes. Before landing with us she’s been an arborist with Forest City Tree, a USDA tree-climber for the Asian longhorn beetle project, a VISTA community garden project manager, and a Nature Conservancy preserve steward. She is an ISA certified arborist and carries a wildlife biology degree from OU. Bernadette’s favorite CBG assignment so-far? Climbing the dawn redwood in the Japanese Garden–with a handsaw in tow!