Arboretum Tour

About 15 people turned out for last Saturday’s herbarium-sponsored tour of the Sewanee Arboretum, led by herbarium curator Yolande Gottfried and forestry professor Karen Kuers.  Within a short walk, we became better acquainted with several of our campus trees, including

Arboretum Tour

About 15 people turned out for last Saturday’s herbarium-sponsored tour of the Sewanee Arboretum, led by herbarium curator Yolande Gottfried and forestry professor Karen Kuers.  Within a short walk, we became better acquainted with several of our campus trees, including

Make Way for Turtles!

Turtleheads, that is!  Just as our reptilian friends are seeking places to hunker down for the winter, their namesake in the plant world is making its perennial appearance. Look for Chelone glabra blossoms this time of year along creeks and around reservoirs

Make Way for Turtles!

Turtleheads, that is!  Just as our reptilian friends are seeking places to hunker down for the winter, their namesake in the plant world is making its perennial appearance. Look for Chelone glabra blossoms this time of year along creeks and around reservoirs

Nature Play

South Cumberland State Park Visitors’ Center is expanding its educational and fun activities to the Meadow Trail, a 2-mile loop with trailhead just behind the building. First they added a garden, growing “three sisters” vegetables, as well as okra, bee

Nature Play

South Cumberland State Park Visitors’ Center is expanding its educational and fun activities to the Meadow Trail, a 2-mile loop with trailhead just behind the building. First they added a garden, growing “three sisters” vegetables, as well as okra, bee

Littlest Naturalist

This photo of little Rudy goes to show that you can’t start ’em too young at enjoying and learning about nature!

Littlest Naturalist

This photo of little Rudy goes to show that you can’t start ’em too young at enjoying and learning about nature!

Family Weekend Walk

i enjoyed strolling through Abbo’s Alley early this morning with this group of folks, here to enjoy Sewanee’s Family Weekend. A couple of Sewanee students and siblings were with us, but the group consisted mostly of parents and grandparents of

Family Weekend Walk

i enjoyed strolling through Abbo’s Alley early this morning with this group of folks, here to enjoy Sewanee’s Family Weekend. A couple of Sewanee students and siblings were with us, but the group consisted mostly of parents and grandparents of

Seasonal Delight!

It’s chicken-of-the-woods, the one and only wild fungus that this writer is confident in identifying as edible. In fact, it’s truly delicious sautéed in a little butter. Chicken-of-the woods is found on dead or dying trees. It is a decomposer,

Seasonal Delight!

It’s chicken-of-the-woods, the one and only wild fungus that this writer is confident in identifying as edible. In fact, it’s truly delicious sautéed in a little butter. Chicken-of-the woods is found on dead or dying trees. It is a decomposer,

Mountain Goat Trail Walk

This Sunday, Sept. 23, join us for a stroll along the Mountain Goat Trail to see what’s growing. Of special interest will be the ferns, of which there’s quite a diversity along the trail. Meet at the parking lot just

Mountain Goat Trail Walk

This Sunday, Sept. 23, join us for a stroll along the Mountain Goat Trail to see what’s growing. Of special interest will be the ferns, of which there’s quite a diversity along the trail. Meet at the parking lot just