color2

Color — oh boy!

Beautiful fall color — definitely one of the perks of living and working in Sewanee! What is it that Camus said? “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” The early ones to turn are looking outstanding

color2

Color — oh boy!

Beautiful fall color — definitely one of the perks of living and working in Sewanee! What is it that Camus said? “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” The early ones to turn are looking outstanding

dogwood

“Come ‘n’ get it!”

It’s fall, and fruits and berries are ripening everywhere, enticing our birds and other animals to feast in anticipation of flying south or hunkering down here for the winter. Pictured are delectable dogwood and buckthorn berries, as well as the

dogwood

“Come ‘n’ get it!”

It’s fall, and fruits and berries are ripening everywhere, enticing our birds and other animals to feast in anticipation of flying south or hunkering down here for the winter. Pictured are delectable dogwood and buckthorn berries, as well as the

phlox landscape

“Nature Finds a Way”

Okay, okay, this isn’t Jurassic Park, and this plant is no resurrected dinosaur. But what a delightful sight: a lovely wild Phlox maculatum coming up in a landscaped bed in the middle of campus! This phlox is so pretty that it’s a popular

phlox landscape

“Nature Finds a Way”

Okay, okay, this isn’t Jurassic Park, and this plant is no resurrected dinosaur. But what a delightful sight: a lovely wild Phlox maculatum coming up in a landscaped bed in the middle of campus! This phlox is so pretty that it’s a popular

Quarterman 1947

Dr. Elsie Quarterman video

Tennessee Wild Side has produced a short video about the life and work of Tennessee ecologist Elsie Quarterman, who was instrumental in saving a number of important plant communities in our state, including the 500-acre old-growth forest at Savage Gulf, which

Quarterman 1947

Dr. Elsie Quarterman video

Tennessee Wild Side has produced a short video about the life and work of Tennessee ecologist Elsie Quarterman, who was instrumental in saving a number of important plant communities in our state, including the 500-acre old-growth forest at Savage Gulf, which

Todd

Rare Plants on and Around the Domain

An audience of close to 50 people, including students, faculty, and community members, learned about rare plants on and around the Domain yesterday. Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree described key habitats on the South Cumberland Plateau and neighboring Highland Rim

Todd

Rare Plants on and Around the Domain

An audience of close to 50 people, including students, faculty, and community members, learned about rare plants on and around the Domain yesterday. Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree described key habitats on the South Cumberland Plateau and neighboring Highland Rim

todd

Rare Plants and Plant Communities-Todd Crabtree

Todd Crabtree, TN State Botanist, will speak at 4:30 PM on Thurs, Sept. 18, in duPont Library’s Torian Room. The topic is  “An Introduction to the Rare Plants and Plant Communities of the Southern Plateau and Eastern Highland Rim”. Todd is an

todd

Rare Plants and Plant Communities-Todd Crabtree

Todd Crabtree, TN State Botanist, will speak at 4:30 PM on Thurs, Sept. 18, in duPont Library’s Torian Room. The topic is  “An Introduction to the Rare Plants and Plant Communities of the Southern Plateau and Eastern Highland Rim”. Todd is an

Spiranthes

“Popped up in my yard!”

I got a call this week from a friend who had discovered a new wildflower while mowing her yard. A true nature lover, she carefully mowed around the plants, finished the job, picked up the phone, and gave me a call.

Spiranthes

“Popped up in my yard!”

I got a call this week from a friend who had discovered a new wildflower while mowing her yard. A true nature lover, she carefully mowed around the plants, finished the job, picked up the phone, and gave me a call.