Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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An ecological gardening certificate student completes a Native Plants of Fall exam in Mt. Cuba Center's naturalistic gardens.
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Classes offered year-round. Learn to garden in harmony with nature, take an art or wellness class, and more!

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Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

Mt. Cuba Center's natural lands pictured at sunset.
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Ecological Land Management

Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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Mt Cuba Center

Learnings, Updates – September 20, 2023

Dead Wood is…Good!

By Nicole DeLizzio Imagine this: You’re hiking through the forest, there are birds trilling overhead, and you stumble upon the remnants of a tree. Upon first glance, you may think […]

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Learnings – October 26, 2022

A Ghost in the Forest

By Patrick Greenwald Have you ever come across the ghostly white stalks of the wildflower Monotropa uniflora, commonly known as ghost pipe? Oh, how exciting it is to suddenly come […]

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Learnings – April 14, 2022

Iconic Wildflowers in Peril

Among North American wildflowers, few are as beloved and culturally relevant as Trillium. A new report led by the ABQ BioPark, NatureServe, and Mt. Cuba Center analyzed risk factors to […]

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Learnings – March 25, 2022

Mountain-mint Seed Cleaning

By Ellen Lake, James Rockwell, Amy Highland, and Sam Hoadley Mt. Cuba Center collects plant material from wild populations for a variety of horticultural and conservation purposes, including evaluations in the […]

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Learnings – October 14, 2021

The Life Cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly

By Molly Schafer Spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive insect. These planthoppers are in the order Hemiptera, also known as “true bugs.” If the sudden appearance of spotted lanternflies […]

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