Temple University Ambler EarthFest Presents and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University are excited to provide essential information about camping, hiking and exploring nature for new and experienced campers alike. Rather than a day or a weekend, through these webpages, we're going to be celebrating the Great American Campout all summer and fall!
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The pink formations on Black Walnut trees are actually galls. These particular galls are Petiole Galls. These particular galls are caused by a type of mite - Eriophyid mite (there are many different types of these mites and others are responsible for galls in other plant species including Rose Rosette disease in roses).
Michelle Armour knows and little something about creating art. She also knows about healing and restoration. For the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Temple Ambler graduate, Landscape Architecture was the perfect marriage of both, richly combined with science, sustainable and environmental action and working directly with communities to initiate change.
For Horticulture major Ibrahim Al-Nasser, a member of the Class of 2020, discovering horticulture was a return to a true passion. "It is riveting to be outside, to have your hands in the dirt, your feet in the mud — I lost touch with nature growing up. When I came to Pennsylvania, I strove to get outside and see more natural places, go to more parks, get more involved with tree and see them as living beings; I wanted to care for them," he said.
Darryl Sanford has been part of the Temple University community for most of his adult life, initially as a student in 1983. He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and shortly after graduation took a “temporary” job with Temple’s Library system. Fast-forward to 2020 and that temporary position has been a full-fledged career dedicated to supporting Temple students, faculty and staff that has spanned more than 30 years.