herbarium mistletoe

Illustrating the Winter Newsletter

Members of the herbarium-sponsored nature journaling group will once again illustrate an issue of The Sewanee Plant Press, this one slated for publication in January of 2015. The drawings will be of evergreen plants, of which there are more than you

herbarium mistletoe

Illustrating the Winter Newsletter

Members of the herbarium-sponsored nature journaling group will once again illustrate an issue of The Sewanee Plant Press, this one slated for publication in January of 2015. The drawings will be of evergreen plants, of which there are more than you

herbarium book signing1

Book Signing

Friends of the Herbarium, Fiery Gizzard admirers, and nature enthusiasts turned out for Friday’s book signing at the University Book and Supply Store. Shown with author Mary Priestley are herbarium director Jon Evans, Fiery Gizzard neighbor Wanda Bell, teacher Cindy

herbarium book signing1

Book Signing

Friends of the Herbarium, Fiery Gizzard admirers, and nature enthusiasts turned out for Friday’s book signing at the University Book and Supply Store. Shown with author Mary Priestley are herbarium director Jon Evans, Fiery Gizzard neighbor Wanda Bell, teacher Cindy

cover jpeg

Herbarium Publishes Fiery Gizzard Book

Fiery Gizzard: Voices from the Wilderness is the latest in a series of occasional publications of the Sewanee Herbarium, Authored and illustrated by herbarium curator Mary Priestley, the book is a series of essays about a section of the South Cumberland

cover jpeg

Herbarium Publishes Fiery Gizzard Book

Fiery Gizzard: Voices from the Wilderness is the latest in a series of occasional publications of the Sewanee Herbarium, Authored and illustrated by herbarium curator Mary Priestley, the book is a series of essays about a section of the South Cumberland

bittersweet1

Say “Cheese!”

Invasive exotic plants on the central campus are a focus of research that student Maren Johnson (C’17) is doing this semester for Prof. Sid Brown’s class on religious responses to environmental issues. Maren and I took a short walk around campus

bittersweet1

Say “Cheese!”

Invasive exotic plants on the central campus are a focus of research that student Maren Johnson (C’17) is doing this semester for Prof. Sid Brown’s class on religious responses to environmental issues. Maren and I took a short walk around campus

Todd's acorns

Burr Oak

Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree arrived in Sewanee for a meeting, carrying a gift — a handful of the largest acorns produced by any North American oak, a fact reflected in the plant’s scientific name, Quercus macrocarpa. This is Burr Oak

Todd's acorns

Burr Oak

Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree arrived in Sewanee for a meeting, carrying a gift — a handful of the largest acorns produced by any North American oak, a fact reflected in the plant’s scientific name, Quercus macrocarpa. This is Burr Oak

TACF1

Planting American Chestnut Trees on the Domain

It’s a big weekend for the University and the American Chestnut Foundation. Approximately 1000 American chestnut (Castanea dentata) seedlings are being planted in a 2 1/2-acre clearcut far back in the western reaches of the Domain — out Breakfield Road and

TACF1

Planting American Chestnut Trees on the Domain

It’s a big weekend for the University and the American Chestnut Foundation. Approximately 1000 American chestnut (Castanea dentata) seedlings are being planted in a 2 1/2-acre clearcut far back in the western reaches of the Domain — out Breakfield Road and

memo

Didn’t get the memo?

Autumn leaves have now been shed from our deciduous trees. As if on command, most trees transport products of photosynthesis from their leaves to their woody structures, form abscission layers at the bases of the leaf petioles, and then release the

memo

Didn’t get the memo?

Autumn leaves have now been shed from our deciduous trees. As if on command, most trees transport products of photosynthesis from their leaves to their woody structures, form abscission layers at the bases of the leaf petioles, and then release the