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Victorian Seaweed Collection

The Sewanee Herbarium has inherited many old books and specimens through the years, but none is as entrancing as this – tucked into a cabinet is a weathered, green leather bound book embossed with the words “Hydrophytes ou Algues Marines

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Victorian Seaweed Collection

The Sewanee Herbarium has inherited many old books and specimens through the years, but none is as entrancing as this – tucked into a cabinet is a weathered, green leather bound book embossed with the words “Hydrophytes ou Algues Marines

shakerag trout lily

Jon Evans to Lead Wildflower Walk

The spring flora in Shakerag Hollow is coming into its own, and now’s the time to get down there and enjoy it! Jon Evans, Director of the Herbarium, will lead a hike this Sunday afternoon, March 29, at 1 PM.

shakerag trout lily

Jon Evans to Lead Wildflower Walk

The spring flora in Shakerag Hollow is coming into its own, and now’s the time to get down there and enjoy it! Jon Evans, Director of the Herbarium, will lead a hike this Sunday afternoon, March 29, at 1 PM.

Shakerag dutchman's b's

“Bustin’ Out!”

  A student stopped me on campus to ask if I had been in Shakerag Hollow yet this spring, “It’s busting’ out!” she said. So I scampered down to take a look, and she was right! Bloodroot and Dutchman’s britches were

Shakerag dutchman's b's

“Bustin’ Out!”

  A student stopped me on campus to ask if I had been in Shakerag Hollow yet this spring, “It’s busting’ out!” she said. So I scampered down to take a look, and she was right! Bloodroot and Dutchman’s britches were

Red Mangrove Community

Flora of Belize

I went on the Field Study in Belize course in 2013 and spent the following months processing all of the photos that had been taken since it began in 2011. I identified species and uploaded the photos onto a crowd-sourcing site iNaturalist.

Red Mangrove Community

Flora of Belize

I went on the Field Study in Belize course in 2013 and spent the following months processing all of the photos that had been taken since it began in 2011. I identified species and uploaded the photos onto a crowd-sourcing site iNaturalist.

RI bloodroot

A Favorite is Coming Into Bloom

  What’s your favorite wildflower? For many it’s spring-blooming bloodroot,Sanguinaria canadensis, which is now coming into bloom in Shakerag Hollow. Each flower blooms for only a day or two. But bloodroot isn’t a true “spring ephemeral,” because its vegetative structures linger

RI bloodroot

A Favorite is Coming Into Bloom

  What’s your favorite wildflower? For many it’s spring-blooming bloodroot,Sanguinaria canadensis, which is now coming into bloom in Shakerag Hollow. Each flower blooms for only a day or two. But bloodroot isn’t a true “spring ephemeral,” because its vegetative structures linger

RI toothwort

… and here’s its pretty cousin!

I led some wildflower walks this weekend for Rock Island State Park’s “Waterfalls and Wildflowers” celebration. The stars of the weekend included the toothworts — I have never seen so many in bloom at once — the hillside was covered with

RI toothwort

… and here’s its pretty cousin!

I led some wildflower walks this weekend for Rock Island State Park’s “Waterfalls and Wildflowers” celebration. The stars of the weekend included the toothworts — I have never seen so many in bloom at once — the hillside was covered with

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Where there’s a will…

… there’s a way, or so they say! Here’s one determined little wildflower, pushing its way up in the sidewalk crack, encrusted with the salt that just last week was sprinkled here to keep people from slipping on the ice.

cardamine1

Where there’s a will…

… there’s a way, or so they say! Here’s one determined little wildflower, pushing its way up in the sidewalk crack, encrusted with the salt that just last week was sprinkled here to keep people from slipping on the ice.