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Greenhouses, Gardens, and Graduate Schools

My year working as a Post-baccalaureate Fellow with the Sewanee Herbarium and Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability has helped me hone my research focus and gain skills in data collection and analysis, manuscript writing, and science communication with the

20160130_132159

Greenhouses, Gardens, and Graduate Schools

My year working as a Post-baccalaureate Fellow with the Sewanee Herbarium and Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability has helped me hone my research focus and gain skills in data collection and analysis, manuscript writing, and science communication with the

hepatica

Valentine’s Day Wildflower Hike

Mark your calendar and plan to join Yolande Gottfried for the herbarium’s first hike of the year, the “search for the second hepatica,” Sunday, February 14, at 1:30 PM. Meet at the Shakerag Hollow trailhead by the university gates. Contact ygottfri@sewanee.edu

hepatica

Valentine’s Day Wildflower Hike

Mark your calendar and plan to join Yolande Gottfried for the herbarium’s first hike of the year, the “search for the second hepatica,” Sunday, February 14, at 1:30 PM. Meet at the Shakerag Hollow trailhead by the university gates. Contact ygottfri@sewanee.edu

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Mountathon a Huge Success

Ten people gathered in the herbarium and adjacent classroom this morning to work on mounting our backlog of plant specimens. And fragile specimens they are! These were in a folder labeled “folder 10, 1963,” among those on permanent loan from

mounting

Mountathon a Huge Success

Ten people gathered in the herbarium and adjacent classroom this morning to work on mounting our backlog of plant specimens. And fragile specimens they are! These were in a folder labeled “folder 10, 1963,” among those on permanent loan from

spring beauty

Zoom waaay in. What do you see?

Yes!! It’s Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica, blooming its head off in the lawn here in Manigault Park on Groundhog Day, February 2. Hello, little Spring Beauty! Rumor has it that someone has seen Hepatica flowering in Lost Cove. Is spring right around the

spring beauty

Zoom waaay in. What do you see?

Yes!! It’s Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica, blooming its head off in the lawn here in Manigault Park on Groundhog Day, February 2. Hello, little Spring Beauty! Rumor has it that someone has seen Hepatica flowering in Lost Cove. Is spring right around the

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

… But things are about to get really scary inside! Today I start the Venus Fly Trap seeds with which I was gifted at Christmastime. Creepy crawlies, beware. No longer will you find refuge in my abode — not with

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

… But things are about to get really scary inside! Today I start the Venus Fly Trap seeds with which I was gifted at Christmastime. Creepy crawlies, beware. No longer will you find refuge in my abode — not with

winter oak

Our Oaks in Winter

Today’s a good one to be a deciduous tree. With freezing rain weighing down our conifers, the leafless twigs and branches of the oaks provide minimal surface area on which the ice can collect. Life is pared down. Buds are dormant, growth in hiatus. But oh,

winter oak

Our Oaks in Winter

Today’s a good one to be a deciduous tree. With freezing rain weighing down our conifers, the leafless twigs and branches of the oaks provide minimal surface area on which the ice can collect. Life is pared down. Buds are dormant, growth in hiatus. But oh,

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Deciduous Hollies

Holly (Ilex spp.) species can be found in temperate and tropic zones throughout the world. You can recognize a holly by its simple, alternate leaves which are sometimes prickly on the edges. Hollies are typically dioecious, meaning that individuals produce

Ilex montana HeintoogaRidge 04oct2008 0312 web

Deciduous Hollies

Holly (Ilex spp.) species can be found in temperate and tropic zones throughout the world. You can recognize a holly by its simple, alternate leaves which are sometimes prickly on the edges. Hollies are typically dioecious, meaning that individuals produce