Beautiful Beautyberry

Beautyberry is indeed a good name for this shrub, which seems almost too extravagantly gorgeous to be a native. But it is, as the scientific name, Callicarpa americana, indicates. If one didn’t know better, they might think beautyberry, with its clusters

Beautiful Beautyberry

Beautyberry is indeed a good name for this shrub, which seems almost too extravagantly gorgeous to be a native. But it is, as the scientific name, Callicarpa americana, indicates. If one didn’t know better, they might think beautyberry, with its clusters

Ironweed!

It may be my imagination, but I feel as though I can track the progress of late summer by noting the elevation at which ironweed is blooming. A month and a half ago, these deep purple blooms started showing up

Ironweed!

It may be my imagination, but I feel as though I can track the progress of late summer by noting the elevation at which ironweed is blooming. A month and a half ago, these deep purple blooms started showing up

Hill Cane Research

Dr. Jon Evans dropped in on the nature journaling group last week and described his current research with Hill Cane, a native bamboo that grows in clones on the Domain. Using field work and genetic analysis in the lab, he

Hill Cane Research

Dr. Jon Evans dropped in on the nature journaling group last week and described his current research with Hill Cane, a native bamboo that grows in clones on the Domain. Using field work and genetic analysis in the lab, he

Goldenrod Season

Aaaa-choo! The goldenrods are in full glory these days, filling up old pastureland, waste areas, and roadsides with their brilliant color. Pity the poor hay fever sufferer who is overcome with a fit of sneezing at the mere sight of

Goldenrod Season

Aaaa-choo! The goldenrods are in full glory these days, filling up old pastureland, waste areas, and roadsides with their brilliant color. Pity the poor hay fever sufferer who is overcome with a fit of sneezing at the mere sight of

Lovely Woodland Walk

Hey, Sewanee! Are you up for a short, easy woodland walk close to campus? If so, the Village Trail may be just the ticket. Connecting the School of Theology to the Sewanee village, running behind the Sewanee Elementary School and

Lovely Woodland Walk

Hey, Sewanee! Are you up for a short, easy woodland walk close to campus? If so, the Village Trail may be just the ticket. Connecting the School of Theology to the Sewanee village, running behind the Sewanee Elementary School and

Keeping their Feet Wet!

This writer has always enjoyed the phrase “likes to keep its feet wet” in reference to a wetland plant. One of the better known of these is Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, which is in bloom now.  If a location is

Keeping their Feet Wet!

This writer has always enjoyed the phrase “likes to keep its feet wet” in reference to a wetland plant. One of the better known of these is Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, which is in bloom now.  If a location is

Herbarium Preservation Work Continues

Yesterday (Sunday, Sept 3), following the 11:00 service at All Saints’ Chapel, congregants were invited to stroll down to nearby ATO Spring,  the site of the fraternity’s recent reclamation efforts, spearheaded by Sam Seawell (C’17) and supported by the Sewanee

Herbarium Preservation Work Continues

Yesterday (Sunday, Sept 3), following the 11:00 service at All Saints’ Chapel, congregants were invited to stroll down to nearby ATO Spring,  the site of the fraternity’s recent reclamation efforts, spearheaded by Sam Seawell (C’17) and supported by the Sewanee