31 October: The funerary plants

31 October: The funerary plants

The tradition of bringing flowers and plants to one's dead is still alive: but what are funerary plants symbolically and traditionally? What are chthonic plants?

Green pass and access to Carsiana

Green pass and access to Carsiana

Dear visitors, we remind you that in compliance with the decree-law of 23 July 2021, n. 105 and of all the provisions issued by the Government, access to the Carsiana Botanical Garden is regulated. To access the garden and participate in organized events, it is mandatory to have a valid Green pass. The Green pass is mandatory in all museums and places of culture, regardless of whether indoors or outdoors. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

17 October: Moths, the butterflies of the night

17 October: Moths, the butterflies of the night

There are nine species of moth for each butterfly species in Europe. Some are huge, some of the largest flying insects in the world, others microscopic. Like many other animals, they too give us an indication of the state of the area where they are present. Many of these are attracted to light and this fact lends itself to monitoring them with light traps.

10 October: Autumn, colors and shapes

10 October: Autumn, colors and shapes

The changing of the seasons is clearly visible in the natural environment. With the arrival of autumn, the colors of the leaves change, the animals undertake their millenary migratory paths, others collect supplies for the near winter and there are also many insects that seek refuge. Thanks to some simple tricks we can help both the plants present in our gardens and the wildlife to survive the winter without difficulty.

9 October: What tree is this?

9 October: What tree is this?

Immersing yourself in nature is wonderful, but sometimes it happens that we don't know how to name the species we meet during our excursions. Learning and recognizing plants may seem challenging, but with the right tools it is actually a pleasant and highly satisfying activity! Would you like to learn with us?

26 September: The dance of the seeds

26 September: The dance of the seeds

Autumn is the time of seeds, the fruit of the sexual reproduction of plants and which guarantee the continuation of generations for years to come.