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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.

coral fungus

Coral Fungi

It’s been raining almost daily here — nearly every afternoon we have a cloudburst, and some days the rain starts early and just keeps coming! Summer sports campers ride their bikes doggedly out to soccer field and tennis court; summer

coral fungus

Coral Fungi

It’s been raining almost daily here — nearly every afternoon we have a cloudburst, and some days the rain starts early and just keeps coming! Summer sports campers ride their bikes doggedly out to soccer field and tennis court; summer

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Natural Geiger Counter

Ever wanted to have your own radiation detector? Well, maybe you’ve already got one, right out in your garden or in the woods nearby. Tradescantia, also known as spiderwort, is one such item. The species pictured here is our native,

tradescantia

Natural Geiger Counter

Ever wanted to have your own radiation detector? Well, maybe you’ve already got one, right out in your garden or in the woods nearby. Tradescantia, also known as spiderwort, is one such item. The species pictured here is our native,

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Plants just poppin’ up everywhere!

It’s June, and oh boy! every nook and cranny, each crack in the sidewalk is boasting some plant or other, if not a profusion. This array was spotted at the glass recycling center on campus. What’s this herb with the

daisy-like

Plants just poppin’ up everywhere!

It’s June, and oh boy! every nook and cranny, each crack in the sidewalk is boasting some plant or other, if not a profusion. This array was spotted at the glass recycling center on campus. What’s this herb with the

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Abbo’s Alley

A baker’s dozen enjoyed an easy walk along some of the Alley’s principal trails this afternoon. Saw some interesting plants and talked about the history of the ravine garden and the importance of its springs to the development of the

Abbo's

Abbo’s Alley

A baker’s dozen enjoyed an easy walk along some of the Alley’s principal trails this afternoon. Saw some interesting plants and talked about the history of the ravine garden and the importance of its springs to the development of the

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Butterfly Weed

Definitely one of the most-anticipated summer bloomers in  our flora is butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, a native milkweed with bright orange flowers. Our roadsides and sunlit meadows are ablaze. Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees love it for its copious nectar. A

butterflyweed

Butterfly Weed

Definitely one of the most-anticipated summer bloomers in  our flora is butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, a native milkweed with bright orange flowers. Our roadsides and sunlit meadows are ablaze. Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees love it for its copious nectar. A