Tickets are sold out for our member-exclusive weekends on July 24-25 and July 31-August 2. We’ll be open to the general public starting Wednesday, August 4. All visitors, including members, will need to book a timed ticket.
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Each species has a common name — for instance, weeping willow — and a scientific name — Salix babylonica. The scientific name comes from a “two-naming system” known as binomial nomenclature, created by Carl Linnaeus. The first part of the name, in this case Salix, identifies the genus to which the species belongs. The second part of the name, babylonica, is more specific and it identifies the species within the genus.
On your walk, you may notice quite a few trees of one species — that’s species abundance. You’ll probably notice quite a few different kinds of trees, as well as other plants, and animals, like squirrels and birds. That’s species diversity. A healthy environment has both abundance and a rich diversity.