sweetgum

Sweetgum

The word “burnished” wasn’t coined to describe the fall colors of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) leaves, but it could have been! It’s worth taking a fall foray just to find and collect a few of these beautiful things. Grab a few “porcupine

sweetgum

Sweetgum

The word “burnished” wasn’t coined to describe the fall colors of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) leaves, but it could have been! It’s worth taking a fall foray just to find and collect a few of these beautiful things. Grab a few “porcupine

pokeweed

Pokeweed

Pretty purple pokeweed (Phytolacca americana L.) is full of chemicals that make it poisonous to humans at this time of year. In the early spring the more adventurous of us make poke sallet out of the new green leaves. Later

pokeweed

Pokeweed

Pretty purple pokeweed (Phytolacca americana L.) is full of chemicals that make it poisonous to humans at this time of year. In the early spring the more adventurous of us make poke sallet out of the new green leaves. Later

sourwood

Sourwood

Such a range of color — green to salmon to lemonade. Sourwood leaves are tangy to the taste — might be an interesting addition to lemonade some hot day next summer!

sourwood

Sourwood

Such a range of color — green to salmon to lemonade. Sourwood leaves are tangy to the taste — might be an interesting addition to lemonade some hot day next summer!

Westerfield2

Nature Journaling

Sewanee alum and Friends of the Herbarium member George Westerfield dropped in on our nature journaling group this week! An English major who studied here under the likes of Charles Harrison and Andrew Lytle, George had a career teaching high

Westerfield2

Nature Journaling

Sewanee alum and Friends of the Herbarium member George Westerfield dropped in on our nature journaling group this week! An English major who studied here under the likes of Charles Harrison and Andrew Lytle, George had a career teaching high

sugar maple

Fall Color continues

It’s the glorious colors of sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) that drive people to New England to check out the fall color. Lucky for us, sugar maple is native here, too — just not as abundant. And it’s planted all

sugar maple

Fall Color continues

It’s the glorious colors of sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) that drive people to New England to check out the fall color. Lucky for us, sugar maple is native here, too — just not as abundant. And it’s planted all

Christmas tree1

Aerial Christmas Tree?

One of the venerable old white pine trees, growing in Shoup Park just beside the severe weather warning siren, seems to be bearing a very nice, round Christmas tree about halfway up. See it? It’s as compact as a sheared nursery-grown

Christmas tree1

Aerial Christmas Tree?

One of the venerable old white pine trees, growing in Shoup Park just beside the severe weather warning siren, seems to be bearing a very nice, round Christmas tree about halfway up. See it? It’s as compact as a sheared nursery-grown