Sewanee Herbarium Collection Scanned!

All 9000 plant specimens in the Sewanee Herbarium were scanned this past weekend by a crew from University of Tennessee – Chattanooga lead by Dr. Joey Shaw.  The Sewanee Herbarium is part of a consortium of Tennessee Herbaria that has received

Sewanee Herbarium Collection Scanned!

All 9000 plant specimens in the Sewanee Herbarium were scanned this past weekend by a crew from University of Tennessee – Chattanooga lead by Dr. Joey Shaw.  The Sewanee Herbarium is part of a consortium of Tennessee Herbaria that has received

NY Botanical Garden Book Review

It was a pleasant surprise to see the What if Trees Could Walk? book review on the New York Botanical Garden’s website. Good, accurate description, except that they neglected to say that the book’s available here on amazon.com.

NY Botanical Garden Book Review

It was a pleasant surprise to see the What if Trees Could Walk? book review on the New York Botanical Garden’s website. Good, accurate description, except that they neglected to say that the book’s available here on amazon.com.

Evans Lab Hosts Forest Soils Workshop

Jon Evans hosted the 37th Annual Central States Forest Soils Workshop at Sewanee this past week (Oct 10-11).  Disciplines attending the workshop included foresters, soil scientists, educators, land use consultants and managers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Evans Lab Hosts Forest Soils Workshop

Jon Evans hosted the 37th Annual Central States Forest Soils Workshop at Sewanee this past week (Oct 10-11).  Disciplines attending the workshop included foresters, soil scientists, educators, land use consultants and managers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Welcome, First Women of Sewanee!

This weekend, we welcome back to the Mountain women who were members of the first few “co-ed” classes at Sewanee, beginning with the Class of 1971. Between lunch with current students, gathering with the vice-chancellor, touching base with former professors,

Welcome, First Women of Sewanee!

This weekend, we welcome back to the Mountain women who were members of the first few “co-ed” classes at Sewanee, beginning with the Class of 1971. Between lunch with current students, gathering with the vice-chancellor, touching base with former professors,

Garden Volunteers

What a delight — especially for this lackadaisical gardener — to have this beautiful flower appear in my garden! (In fact, “garden” is a euphemism for this chaotic collection of plants.) Meet the perennial yellow wingstem, Verbena alternifolia. The corollas

Garden Volunteers

What a delight — especially for this lackadaisical gardener — to have this beautiful flower appear in my garden! (In fact, “garden” is a euphemism for this chaotic collection of plants.) Meet the perennial yellow wingstem, Verbena alternifolia. The corollas

Killer Plant

“What?! But it’s so pretty!” Indeed white snakeroot, Ageratina altissima is both pretty and poisonous. When cattle eat it, it poisons their milk. White snakeroot’s most famous victim was Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, but the disease killed thousands,

Killer Plant

“What?! But it’s so pretty!” Indeed white snakeroot, Ageratina altissima is both pretty and poisonous. When cattle eat it, it poisons their milk. White snakeroot’s most famous victim was Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, but the disease killed thousands,

Plateau Vernal Pools Paper Published!

For the past 15 years, I have been involved in an effort to promote the ecological significance of vernal pools on the Cumberland Plateau. Vernal pools are small, ephemeral wetlands that act as distinct aquatic “islands” of biodiversity dispersed across

Plateau Vernal Pools Paper Published!

For the past 15 years, I have been involved in an effort to promote the ecological significance of vernal pools on the Cumberland Plateau. Vernal pools are small, ephemeral wetlands that act as distinct aquatic “islands” of biodiversity dispersed across