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Sewanee’s FYP

FYP? It stands for First-Year Program, a course for entering Sewanee students to help them orient to the University and its environs. This afternoon, I took Prof. Deb McGrath to Foster Falls to study the array of medicinal and other plants, have

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Sewanee’s FYP

FYP? It stands for First-Year Program, a course for entering Sewanee students to help them orient to the University and its environs. This afternoon, I took Prof. Deb McGrath to Foster Falls to study the array of medicinal and other plants, have

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Yellow-fringed Orchid

Fun afternoon botanizing at nearby Foster Falls with, among others, TN State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath, who drove down from the Nashville partly in hopes of photographing the rare white fringeless orchid, Platanthera integrilabia. We didn’t see that plant, but we

Habeneria

Yellow-fringed Orchid

Fun afternoon botanizing at nearby Foster Falls with, among others, TN State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath, who drove down from the Nashville partly in hopes of photographing the rare white fringeless orchid, Platanthera integrilabia. We didn’t see that plant, but we

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Foster Falls Wildflowers

Join us for a walk at Foster Falls this Sunday afternoon, Aug 31, where late summer wildflowers are at their height. Many members of the sunflower family, plus lobelias, candyroot, and even orchids are in bloom. Find Solomon’s seal, partridgeberry,

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Foster Falls Wildflowers

Join us for a walk at Foster Falls this Sunday afternoon, Aug 31, where late summer wildflowers are at their height. Many members of the sunflower family, plus lobelias, candyroot, and even orchids are in bloom. Find Solomon’s seal, partridgeberry,

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Asters Rule!

   Drum roll — or do we even need one to herald the arrival of the late summer/fall wildflowers and their most celebrated members, the Aster Family! Goldenrods and sunflowers have been blooming for weeks; trilobed Rudbeckia arrived on the

Vernonia with skipper

Asters Rule!

   Drum roll — or do we even need one to herald the arrival of the late summer/fall wildflowers and their most celebrated members, the Aster Family! Goldenrods and sunflowers have been blooming for weeks; trilobed Rudbeckia arrived on the

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Good News for the Rare Plants

   TVA maintains some high-voltage transmission lines across the plateau, both through  the Domain and nearby. One of those lines runs across Lost Cove and then down the side of the plateau through Hawkins Cove State Natural Area. This 200-acre tract

Thos with Silphium

Good News for the Rare Plants

   TVA maintains some high-voltage transmission lines across the plateau, both through  the Domain and nearby. One of those lines runs across Lost Cove and then down the side of the plateau through Hawkins Cove State Natural Area. This 200-acre tract

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Summer Research: Oaks, “Tree-athlons,” and Hogs

My name is Callie Oldfield, and I am a summer intern for the Biology Department under Dr. Jon Evans. I worked with the Herbarium last summer, pressing plants and helping with surveys. This summer, along with my little sister Sarah

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Summer Research: Oaks, “Tree-athlons,” and Hogs

My name is Callie Oldfield, and I am a summer intern for the Biology Department under Dr. Jon Evans. I worked with the Herbarium last summer, pressing plants and helping with surveys. This summer, along with my little sister Sarah

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Come Walk on Wednesday

The War Memorial Cross is one of the most beautiful places on the Domain. On Wednesday, July 9, at 4PM, Herbarium curator Yolande Gottfried will lead a moderate one-hour walk and talk about the trees and other botanically interesting features.

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Come Walk on Wednesday

The War Memorial Cross is one of the most beautiful places on the Domain. On Wednesday, July 9, at 4PM, Herbarium curator Yolande Gottfried will lead a moderate one-hour walk and talk about the trees and other botanically interesting features.