Botanizing at Lake Cheston

Now’s the time to revel in the wildflowers at Lake Cheston: the spillway is transformed into a bowl of cardinal flower, and multiple other wildflowers hug the shoreline along the dam or float just off-shore. Observed this week, in addition

Botanizing at Lake Cheston

Now’s the time to revel in the wildflowers at Lake Cheston: the spillway is transformed into a bowl of cardinal flower, and multiple other wildflowers hug the shoreline along the dam or float just off-shore. Observed this week, in addition

Sewanee Wildflowers in Watercolor

The Sewanee Herbarium’s latest publication, Sewanee Wildflowers in Watercolor by Mary Priestley, is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the flowering plants of the Domain. The University’s 13,000 acres are home to more than 1100 species of plants, of

Sewanee Wildflowers in Watercolor

The Sewanee Herbarium’s latest publication, Sewanee Wildflowers in Watercolor by Mary Priestley, is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the flowering plants of the Domain. The University’s 13,000 acres are home to more than 1100 species of plants, of

Wildflower Walk This Saturday

Herbarium volunteer Trae Moore will lead a wildflower walk this Saturday, August 4, at Foster Falls, which is part of South Cumberland State Park. The power line right-of-way above the falls provides an unusually diverse display of late summer wildflowers,

Wildflower Walk This Saturday

Herbarium volunteer Trae Moore will lead a wildflower walk this Saturday, August 4, at Foster Falls, which is part of South Cumberland State Park. The power line right-of-way above the falls provides an unusually diverse display of late summer wildflowers,

Nature Journaling Workshop at Crabtree Farms

Last week, I had the opportunity to lead a workshop in nature journaling at Crabtree Farms, a 20-year-old organic farm whose directors are out to prove that organic gardening can be both economically and ecologically sustainable. And the farm is

Nature Journaling Workshop at Crabtree Farms

Last week, I had the opportunity to lead a workshop in nature journaling at Crabtree Farms, a 20-year-old organic farm whose directors are out to prove that organic gardening can be both economically and ecologically sustainable. And the farm is

Invasive Exotics in Abbo’s Alley Mapped

Last spring, rising sophomore Sidnee Eberhart took it upon herself to write her own summer internship to map the invasive exotic plants in Abbo’s Alley and make recommendations for their management. Then this summer, concentrating on fourteen particularly problematic plants,

Invasive Exotics in Abbo’s Alley Mapped

Last spring, rising sophomore Sidnee Eberhart took it upon herself to write her own summer internship to map the invasive exotic plants in Abbo’s Alley and make recommendations for their management. Then this summer, concentrating on fourteen particularly problematic plants,

Look What’s Blooming!

It’s yellow fringed orchid — Platanthera ciliaris — now blooming in the power line right-of-way above Foster Falls. Herbarium volunteer Trae Moore will be leading a wildflower walk there at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 4, when we’ll see this and

Look What’s Blooming!

It’s yellow fringed orchid — Platanthera ciliaris — now blooming in the power line right-of-way above Foster Falls. Herbarium volunteer Trae Moore will be leading a wildflower walk there at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 4, when we’ll see this and

Tipularia in Bloom

See it? Right there in the sunlight — that wand holding several tiny flowers, the whole thing a mere wisp of a thing? That’s Tipularia discolor, cranefly orchid, which is blooming now. There are several cool things about this plant.

Tipularia in Bloom

See it? Right there in the sunlight — that wand holding several tiny flowers, the whole thing a mere wisp of a thing? That’s Tipularia discolor, cranefly orchid, which is blooming now. There are several cool things about this plant.