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Festive Christmas Wreaths

The Plant Systematics class’s final project was the creation of wreaths made from local plant material, following guidelines set by Dr. Jon Evans for the number of plant groups  (kingdoms, families, genera, etc.) to include  — a festive and fun way to close the

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Festive Christmas Wreaths

The Plant Systematics class’s final project was the creation of wreaths made from local plant material, following guidelines set by Dr. Jon Evans for the number of plant groups  (kingdoms, families, genera, etc.) to include  — a festive and fun way to close the

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Nathan Bourne ordained!

Nathan Bourne, Sewanee grad and the Herbarium’s post-baccalaureate fellow who created this blog, was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church yesterday at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, NC. So proud of him!    

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Nathan Bourne ordained!

Nathan Bourne, Sewanee grad and the Herbarium’s post-baccalaureate fellow who created this blog, was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church yesterday at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, NC. So proud of him!    

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Gathering of Conservationists

Herbarium Director Dr. Jon Evans hosted an informal gathering in the herbarium this week, including Friends of South Cumberland State Park president Latham Davis, Land Trust for Tennessee board member Doug Cameron, and the Land Trust’s new Conservation Project manager for this

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Gathering of Conservationists

Herbarium Director Dr. Jon Evans hosted an informal gathering in the herbarium this week, including Friends of South Cumberland State Park president Latham Davis, Land Trust for Tennessee board member Doug Cameron, and the Land Trust’s new Conservation Project manager for this

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TN Native Plant Society Committee Gathers

There’s a meeting here today — the  Tennessee Native Plant Society Field Trips Committee is coming to Sewanee to plan the schedule of outings for 2017, and they’re staying for lunch. So what to serve a botanical crowd on this

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TN Native Plant Society Committee Gathers

There’s a meeting here today — the  Tennessee Native Plant Society Field Trips Committee is coming to Sewanee to plan the schedule of outings for 2017, and they’re staying for lunch. So what to serve a botanical crowd on this

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Two ferns to help us get into the Christmas spirit

Thanks to plant systematics student Shelby Meckstroth for this post! The Cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) might be strange to talk about at this time of year, as their green fronds appear in warmer months. However, their fertile fronds emerge from the

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Two ferns to help us get into the Christmas spirit

Thanks to plant systematics student Shelby Meckstroth for this post! The Cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) might be strange to talk about at this time of year, as their green fronds appear in warmer months. However, their fertile fronds emerge from the

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Gathering Ginkgo

What a strange autumn this has been! Ordinarily, it’s as if the ginkgo trees say to themselves, “Today I will drop my leaves.” And so they do. All of them. In one day.  But this year, they seem unable to make up their

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Gathering Ginkgo

What a strange autumn this has been! Ordinarily, it’s as if the ginkgo trees say to themselves, “Today I will drop my leaves.” And so they do. All of them. In one day.  But this year, they seem unable to make up their

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Christmas Greens

Finally, finally it’s looking like winter here. A cold, drizzly rain set in a day or so ago, a wintry feel if there ever was one. The precipitation’s filling the too-dry creeks, and waterfalls are finally running. Last weekend, more than

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Christmas Greens

Finally, finally it’s looking like winter here. A cold, drizzly rain set in a day or so ago, a wintry feel if there ever was one. The precipitation’s filling the too-dry creeks, and waterfalls are finally running. Last weekend, more than