Posts Tagged: Shakerag Hollow

buckeye

Look-alikes

Here’s a tree ID quiz! These two are blooming now in and around Sewanee.  This first plant, a native here, is  right at home in the mixed-mesophytic forests, such as Shakerag Hollow, on the sides of the plateau. Two big

buckeye

Look-alikes

Here’s a tree ID quiz! These two are blooming now in and around Sewanee.  This first plant, a native here, is  right at home in the mixed-mesophytic forests, such as Shakerag Hollow, on the sides of the plateau. Two big

GS1

Shakerag with the Girl Scouts

Oh my goodness, is this an energetic, enthusiastic group!  Amanda Knight and her multi-aged scout troop, supported by one Sewanee student and a raft of mothers and grandmothers, took to the trail in Shakerag Hollow today! And what sharp eyes!

GS1

Shakerag with the Girl Scouts

Oh my goodness, is this an energetic, enthusiastic group!  Amanda Knight and her multi-aged scout troop, supported by one Sewanee student and a raft of mothers and grandmothers, took to the trail in Shakerag Hollow today! And what sharp eyes!

Nathan Shakerag

Wildflower Walks

The season for spring wildflower walks is in full swing! Today Yolande   Gottfried and Mary Priestley led walks in Shakerag Hollow and at Rock Island State Park respectively. On Saturday, April 5, Nathan Bourne leads another in Shakerag. Meet Nathan

Nathan Shakerag

Wildflower Walks

The season for spring wildflower walks is in full swing! Today Yolande   Gottfried and Mary Priestley led walks in Shakerag Hollow and at Rock Island State Park respectively. On Saturday, April 5, Nathan Bourne leads another in Shakerag. Meet Nathan

bloodroot profusion

Acre of Bloodroot

First it was one bloodroot; then a few more. Now there is a profusion, tumbling down the hillsides in our coves and gorges.  The same goes for hepatica, another fresh and beautiful spring woodland wildflower. Here they are — not

bloodroot profusion

Acre of Bloodroot

First it was one bloodroot; then a few more. Now there is a profusion, tumbling down the hillsides in our coves and gorges.  The same goes for hepatica, another fresh and beautiful spring woodland wildflower. Here they are — not

bloodroot

Bloodroot

Flowers are popping up on the mountainsides! Spotted this morning in Shakerag Hollow: hepatica, salt-and-pepper, toothwort, spring beauty, and lots of these beautiful bloodroots. Toadshade trillium and spicebush in bud. Colorful exotic birds brightened the trail as well.

bloodroot

Bloodroot

Flowers are popping up on the mountainsides! Spotted this morning in Shakerag Hollow: hepatica, salt-and-pepper, toothwort, spring beauty, and lots of these beautiful bloodroots. Toadshade trillium and spicebush in bud. Colorful exotic birds brightened the trail as well.

gentian

Last Hangers-on

Last Friday, Nov. 8, photographer Nicole Nunley and I made a trek around the Perimeter Trail to see what wildflowers – if any – might be blooming. We have had a couple of freezing nights so far this fall, but

gentian

Last Hangers-on

Last Friday, Nov. 8, photographer Nicole Nunley and I made a trek around the Perimeter Trail to see what wildflowers – if any – might be blooming. We have had a couple of freezing nights so far this fall, but

SEJ herb visit

Herbarium Hosts Journalists

  The Sewanee Herbarium  rolled out the red carpet for a select group of visitors today. The Society of Environmental Journalists are having their annual conference in Chattanooga, and today was field trip day! More than 30 journalists hopped on

SEJ herb visit

Herbarium Hosts Journalists

  The Sewanee Herbarium  rolled out the red carpet for a select group of visitors today. The Society of Environmental Journalists are having their annual conference in Chattanooga, and today was field trip day! More than 30 journalists hopped on

Impatiens poppin'_0001

“A jewel, indeed!”

Nineteenth century naturalist and illustrator William Hamilton Gibson wrote this about Impatiens capensis, most often called jewelweed or touch-me-not around here.  The name jewelweed may come from the jewel-like beauty of its bright blossoms; touch-me-not for the explosive seed capsules.

Impatiens poppin'_0001

“A jewel, indeed!”

Nineteenth century naturalist and illustrator William Hamilton Gibson wrote this about Impatiens capensis, most often called jewelweed or touch-me-not around here.  The name jewelweed may come from the jewel-like beauty of its bright blossoms; touch-me-not for the explosive seed capsules.

puttyroot1

A New Orchid Debuts!

We found a new orchid today! Actually, we’ve known for several years that puttyroot orchid, Aplectrum hyemale, grows here on the Domain, because we’ve seen the single overwintering leaves that lie on the forest floor like scraps of corduroy fabric.

puttyroot1

A New Orchid Debuts!

We found a new orchid today! Actually, we’ve known for several years that puttyroot orchid, Aplectrum hyemale, grows here on the Domain, because we’ve seen the single overwintering leaves that lie on the forest floor like scraps of corduroy fabric.

Note the unique shape and position of the wild ginger's flower

What’s in a Word?

An NPR story I heard this morning got me thinking about the nature of language and how words conjure up certain images to each of us that give them their symbolic meaning. While I don’t want to dive down this linguistic rabbit-hole, I

Note the unique shape and position of the wild ginger's flower

What’s in a Word?

An NPR story I heard this morning got me thinking about the nature of language and how words conjure up certain images to each of us that give them their symbolic meaning. While I don’t want to dive down this linguistic rabbit-hole, I