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Wildcat Trail Revisited

Was it 10 years ago that Prof. Jon Evans used a portion of a grant to construct nature trails at three area elementary schools — Sewanee, Tracy City, and Swiss Memorial? The one at Swiss, which was spearheaded by teacher Christine

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Wildcat Trail Revisited

Was it 10 years ago that Prof. Jon Evans used a portion of a grant to construct nature trails at three area elementary schools — Sewanee, Tracy City, and Swiss Memorial? The one at Swiss, which was spearheaded by teacher Christine

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The Current Drought

The Sewanee Utility District has announced water restrictions, as we have about a 160-day supply in the reservoirs used by the utility district. No car washing, limited lawn sprinkling, etc, etc.   Lake O’Donnell is down two feet, and Lake Jackson

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The Current Drought

The Sewanee Utility District has announced water restrictions, as we have about a 160-day supply in the reservoirs used by the utility district. No car washing, limited lawn sprinkling, etc, etc.   Lake O’Donnell is down two feet, and Lake Jackson

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Something to be thankful for!

It’s been almost exactly a year since I took Dr. Daniel Carter’s environmental education class to the ATO Spring to learn about the spring and its significance, do some nature journaling, and see the trashed condition that the spring and its

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Something to be thankful for!

It’s been almost exactly a year since I took Dr. Daniel Carter’s environmental education class to the ATO Spring to learn about the spring and its significance, do some nature journaling, and see the trashed condition that the spring and its

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Snack time!

Got a cravin’ for a salty snack?  Feed that hunger and help the environment at the same time by chowing down on leaves of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate), an invasive exotic plant that has gotten quite a foothold in Sewanee. These

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Snack time!

Got a cravin’ for a salty snack?  Feed that hunger and help the environment at the same time by chowing down on leaves of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate), an invasive exotic plant that has gotten quite a foothold in Sewanee. These

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot …

… like Christmas?? Well, it’s coming, regardless! Our grounds crew was out this week dangling over the  American holly (Ilex opaca) near Breslin Tower decorating it with strings of lights in anticipation of the tree’s being lighted in early December. (Thanks, Terry Turner,

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot …

… like Christmas?? Well, it’s coming, regardless! Our grounds crew was out this week dangling over the  American holly (Ilex opaca) near Breslin Tower decorating it with strings of lights in anticipation of the tree’s being lighted in early December. (Thanks, Terry Turner,

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Gymnosperms, Lycopods, Fossils, and Ferns!

The Plant Systematics class hit a bonanza this week, as the class explored with Dr. Jon Evans the world of non-flowering vascular plants and their extinct relatives. Jon gathered an impressive number of specimens, from the Herbarium, the Biology Department,

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Gymnosperms, Lycopods, Fossils, and Ferns!

The Plant Systematics class hit a bonanza this week, as the class explored with Dr. Jon Evans the world of non-flowering vascular plants and their extinct relatives. Jon gathered an impressive number of specimens, from the Herbarium, the Biology Department,

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Botanical Watercolor Workshop

The latest of our annual herbarium-sponsored workshops was attended by a small but enthusiastic group. Many thanks to watercolorist Margaret Smith for her genial and knowledgeable teaching, and congrats to all participants on producing some lovely paintings!  

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Botanical Watercolor Workshop

The latest of our annual herbarium-sponsored workshops was attended by a small but enthusiastic group. Many thanks to watercolorist Margaret Smith for her genial and knowledgeable teaching, and congrats to all participants on producing some lovely paintings!