bench

Come set awhile!

Place names like Dotson Point and King Farm are almost the only reminders that once there were families living out on the western reaches of the Sewanee Domain. But a short saunter off of the Perimeter Trail not far from King Farm

bench

Come set awhile!

Place names like Dotson Point and King Farm are almost the only reminders that once there were families living out on the western reaches of the Sewanee Domain. But a short saunter off of the Perimeter Trail not far from King Farm

tree2

It’s beginning . . .

Dare I say it? Here we are several days before Thanksgiving Break, and the University’s Physical Plant Service team has been working this week in below-freezing temperatures to bedeck a beautiful American holly tree (Ilex opaca) near the Quadrangle with

tree2

It’s beginning . . .

Dare I say it? Here we are several days before Thanksgiving Break, and the University’s Physical Plant Service team has been working this week in below-freezing temperatures to bedeck a beautiful American holly tree (Ilex opaca) near the Quadrangle with

journaling2

Visiting the Environmental Education Class

This week, I had the pleasure of lecturing in Dr. Daniel Carter’s Introduction to Environmental Education class.We did an exercise in nature journaling that I hope some of the students will adopt as a practice or teaching tool. We tried a few

journaling2

Visiting the Environmental Education Class

This week, I had the pleasure of lecturing in Dr. Daniel Carter’s Introduction to Environmental Education class.We did an exercise in nature journaling that I hope some of the students will adopt as a practice or teaching tool. We tried a few

acorns

Bringing the Outdoors In

Every autumn I enjoy collecting a few acorns and sprouting them on my kitchen windowsill. These two, left and right, are chestnut oak and white oak, respectively, both species in the white oak group. Members of this group, in contrast

acorns

Bringing the Outdoors In

Every autumn I enjoy collecting a few acorns and sprouting them on my kitchen windowsill. These two, left and right, are chestnut oak and white oak, respectively, both species in the white oak group. Members of this group, in contrast

paperwhite1

First Cold Day

An arctic air mass moved through yesterday, bringing an end to potted patio plants, one of the pleasures of domestic life. Thinking ahead, some of us are forcing paperwhite narcissus to brighten the indoors on even the bleakest days of

paperwhite1

First Cold Day

An arctic air mass moved through yesterday, bringing an end to potted patio plants, one of the pleasures of domestic life. Thinking ahead, some of us are forcing paperwhite narcissus to brighten the indoors on even the bleakest days of

red maple

Red Maple

We can’t leave the most common tree in Eastern North America out of our parade of beautiful fall foliage. Here’s red maple (Acer rubrum L.), a generalist species that is adaptable to a wide range of environmental and ecological conditions.

red maple

Red Maple

We can’t leave the most common tree in Eastern North America out of our parade of beautiful fall foliage. Here’s red maple (Acer rubrum L.), a generalist species that is adaptable to a wide range of environmental and ecological conditions.

lonicera2

Beguiling Invasive Exotics

You can see why plants like this bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder), are taking over. They’re lovely to look at, and the birds love to eat the ripe berries. But oh golly! The shrub forms dense thickets in the

lonicera2

Beguiling Invasive Exotics

You can see why plants like this bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder), are taking over. They’re lovely to look at, and the birds love to eat the ripe berries. But oh golly! The shrub forms dense thickets in the