What’s Next?

Once you have a botanical drawing, it’s time to edit to make it your own. Add color? Or include a microscopic view of some of the characteristics? Maybe add an animal that shares the plant’s community? Or how about a

What’s Next?

Once you have a botanical drawing, it’s time to edit to make it your own. Add color? Or include a microscopic view of some of the characteristics? Maybe add an animal that shares the plant’s community? Or how about a

Botanical Drawing Opportunity

Botanical drawing, like much representative art, begins with a careful value drawing. In the work shop scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 9-11 AM in the Herbarium, participants will make a value drawing of a simple botanical subject. Paper and pencil

Botanical Drawing Opportunity

Botanical drawing, like much representative art, begins with a careful value drawing. In the work shop scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 9-11 AM in the Herbarium, participants will make a value drawing of a simple botanical subject. Paper and pencil

Botanical Drawing Workshop this Saturday

The herbarium is offering participants the opportunity to produce a careful botanical drawing this Saturday, July 22, 9-11 AM in the herbarium, spending quality time with a member of the botanical world, really seeing what they are looking at. We

Botanical Drawing Workshop this Saturday

The herbarium is offering participants the opportunity to produce a careful botanical drawing this Saturday, July 22, 9-11 AM in the herbarium, spending quality time with a member of the botanical world, really seeing what they are looking at. We

Black Cohosh

This plant, known for its medicinal properties, is a beauty as well.  “Cohosh” is a term that implies medicinal usages. There are many plants with so-called medicinal properties, many of them from folk medicines. Blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides, is an example.

Black Cohosh

This plant, known for its medicinal properties, is a beauty as well.  “Cohosh” is a term that implies medicinal usages. There are many plants with so-called medicinal properties, many of them from folk medicines. Blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides, is an example.

Monarch Butterfly Alert!

Calling all Monarch butterflies — make that all nectaring insects and hummingbirds! Our common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, is up and blooming its head off, sending sweet scents wafting through the air, in hopes that you’ll stop, take a sip, and

Monarch Butterfly Alert!

Calling all Monarch butterflies — make that all nectaring insects and hummingbirds! Our common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, is up and blooming its head off, sending sweet scents wafting through the air, in hopes that you’ll stop, take a sip, and

Garden Club Visits the Herbarium

We had some productive activity in the herbarium this week, as members of a garden club in the Winchester/Tullahoma area paid us a visit. The ladies got a tour of the collection and information about our activities, then mounted plant

Garden Club Visits the Herbarium

We had some productive activity in the herbarium this week, as members of a garden club in the Winchester/Tullahoma area paid us a visit. The ladies got a tour of the collection and information about our activities, then mounted plant

Little-known Rarity

Stopping on the roadside to photograph a showy member of the aster family, the gray-headed coneflower, I happened to see its shyer, rarer cousin the Cumberland rosinweed (Silphium brachium), also known as Gattinger’s rosinweed, in the dappled sunlight at the

Little-known Rarity

Stopping on the roadside to photograph a showy member of the aster family, the gray-headed coneflower, I happened to see its shyer, rarer cousin the Cumberland rosinweed (Silphium brachium), also known as Gattinger’s rosinweed, in the dappled sunlight at the