Brilliant koi by Santiago Bukovsky
The brilliantly colored koi in the pond at the conservatory at Matthaei are always one of the most popular sights for visitors. Koi are colored varieties of Amur carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus).
Fleming Creek by Kevin Bechard
Greenhouse 3 at Matthaei by Casey Haggerty
A photo of Greenhouse 3 at Matthaei. Greenhouse 3 is where our plant sales are located. On the left side of the photo are plants being grown for the May 19&20 Kitchen Favorites sale at Matthaei. The sale is a fundraiser for the Campus Farm and U-M Sustainable Food Program.
The meaning of signs
This sign is on a fig tree in the conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Visitors may wonder why the tree has no leaves and the sign lets them know it’s only dormant.
Tropical butterfly weed in the conservatory by Santiago Bukovsky
Deer bones by Casey Haggerty
Bonsai perspective by Santiago Bukovsky
Big bonsai, small person? It’s all a matter of perspective in this photo of an intern standing in front of a bonsai in the conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Coming in for a landing by Franny MeLampy
Deer on the path by Kevin Bechard
Frogs calling – a springtime chorus
Garlic mustard flowering by Kayla Wanous
Intern Kayla Wanous took this pic of garlic mustard in full bloom. Later this summer Kayla and the other interns will likely be helping to remove this invasive plant at Matthaei and the Arboretum.
Lakeside daisy by Kayla Wanous
Kayla Wanous took this photo of lakeside daisy (Tetraneuris herbacea). The lakeside daisy is native to the Great Lakes region and is a federally listed plant that grows in just a few areas around the Great Lakes and even then on limestone areas called alvars. This lakeside daisy is growing and doing well at the Great Lakes Gardens at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Marie Azary Rock Garden at Matthaei
This succulent grows in the Marie Azary Rock Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The garden features plants that are adapted to growing in extreme conditions such as those found in rocky areas where there may be very little rain and not a lot of soil.
Over the water by Kevin Bechard
Sunning turtles by Franny MeLampy
Intern Franny MeLampy found these turtles sunning on branches in Willow Pond at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The turtles climbed up on structures made from the branches of invasive plants removed by the 2017 interns, who created the turtle sunning spots as part of their intern project.
Turkey sighting by Kevin Bechard
Turkey are a regular sight at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. These North American native birds often travel in packs in the woods and along the trails at Matthaei.