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By Liz Potasek
If there’s one thing that Johanna DeBuhr, the mastermind behind the Arboretum’s @mn_arb Instagram account, seeks to do, it’s to add a little peace and beauty to Arb followers’ feeds. DeBuhr has a background in photography and added running the account to her job duties in the membership department in April 2018.
This year presented a unique set of challenges — one of which was accessing the grounds when the Arboretum closed in March and throughout the rest of the year as staff worked at the Arboretum in a limited capacity. In addition to taking her own photos, DeBuhr coordinated with Arboretum staff on the grounds and Arboretum volunteers to keep the account updated.
As we looked back on this wild year, we curated a few of our favorite shots highlighting the beauty of the Arboretum and the peace we found in nature during turbulent times. Check out @mn_arb to see the entire year, and make sure to follow us as we document what 2021 has to bring.