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Star Magnolia?

Here’s a shrub that’s been planted in several places on campus. Although I don’t know many of the cultivated shrubs, I believe this one is called star magnolia. Anyway, this is definitely a magnolia, with its creamy pink-to-white petals surrounding

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Star Magnolia?

Here’s a shrub that’s been planted in several places on campus. Although I don’t know many of the cultivated shrubs, I believe this one is called star magnolia. Anyway, this is definitely a magnolia, with its creamy pink-to-white petals surrounding

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Spring is in the Air

Do we dare to sound hopeful on this late-February day that spring is near? Almost can’t help it, with buds opening everywhere, and it’s not just the introduced plants. Look up … the red maples are in full bloom. Down …

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Spring is in the Air

Do we dare to sound hopeful on this late-February day that spring is near? Almost can’t help it, with buds opening everywhere, and it’s not just the introduced plants. Look up … the red maples are in full bloom. Down …

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Botanical Volunteer Opportunity

The Sewanee Herbarium is part of a network of herbaria across the state of Tennessee that are in the process of digitizing their collections of pressed plants. It’s a monumental effort, and they are asking for volunteers to help enter information

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Botanical Volunteer Opportunity

The Sewanee Herbarium is part of a network of herbaria across the state of Tennessee that are in the process of digitizing their collections of pressed plants. It’s a monumental effort, and they are asking for volunteers to help enter information

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Stirrings of Life in Shakerag

With temperatures approaching 70 and the sky cerulean blue, I couldn’t deny myself a mosey down from Green’s View into Shakerag Hollow. Tree and shrub buds were still bound up tight, but bits of early spring foliage were peeking out between the

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Stirrings of Life in Shakerag

With temperatures approaching 70 and the sky cerulean blue, I couldn’t deny myself a mosey down from Green’s View into Shakerag Hollow. Tree and shrub buds were still bound up tight, but bits of early spring foliage were peeking out between the

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Join the No Ivy League!

Yes, there is such a group — and it’s every bit as serious and sophisticated as any Ivy League school you can name! Founded in 1994 in Portland, Oregon, the No Ivy League is out to rescue native landscapes from

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Join the No Ivy League!

Yes, there is such a group — and it’s every bit as serious and sophisticated as any Ivy League school you can name! Founded in 1994 in Portland, Oregon, the No Ivy League is out to rescue native landscapes from

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Daffodil Time!

Is there anything as welcome as these little old-fashioned daffodils that are now blooming around Sewanee? Those in the valley are way ahead of ours — we need to get ourselves down to the daffodil fields in Bell’s Cove near

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Daffodil Time!

Is there anything as welcome as these little old-fashioned daffodils that are now blooming around Sewanee? Those in the valley are way ahead of ours — we need to get ourselves down to the daffodil fields in Bell’s Cove near

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Winter Botany Walk

Join Herbarium Director Prof. Jon Evans for a foray into Shakerag Hollow to observe the forest in winter and look for early signs of spring. Wintertime exposes the “bones” of the forest — deciduous trees are leafless, and herbaceous plants are

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Winter Botany Walk

Join Herbarium Director Prof. Jon Evans for a foray into Shakerag Hollow to observe the forest in winter and look for early signs of spring. Wintertime exposes the “bones” of the forest — deciduous trees are leafless, and herbaceous plants are