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Chilly Week!

This week has been one of ice and snow — we got just enough of both to make things sparkle! What’s prettier than a bright red roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii) twig in winter? How about one that’s turned into an

cornus

Chilly Week!

This week has been one of ice and snow — we got just enough of both to make things sparkle! What’s prettier than a bright red roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii) twig in winter? How about one that’s turned into an

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Environmental Ed Class

I was pleased to be invited to speak to Daniel Carter’s environmental education class this week. We did some nature journaling exercises — a few appropriate for the students themselves, and others that they might try using with elementary school children

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Environmental Ed Class

I was pleased to be invited to speak to Daniel Carter’s environmental education class this week. We did some nature journaling exercises — a few appropriate for the students themselves, and others that they might try using with elementary school children

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Plant Press published

Volume 19, number 1 should be in your mailbox if you are on our mailing list. Stories include the establishment of a new chestnut orchard on the Domain and an introduction to our newest post-baccalaureate fellow, Callie Oldfield. The nature journaling

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Plant Press published

Volume 19, number 1 should be in your mailbox if you are on our mailing list. Stories include the establishment of a new chestnut orchard on the Domain and an introduction to our newest post-baccalaureate fellow, Callie Oldfield. The nature journaling

A photo of a Spotted Salamander taken by Saunders Drukker, a student in Conservation Biology class

Long-term Amphibian Monitoring

Besides working as a post-baccalaureate fellow, I am involved in a few other projects; this semester, I am sitting in on a statistical modeling class and participating in an amphibian monitoring program. Dr. Kristen Cecala recruited a group of students to

A photo of a Spotted Salamander taken by Saunders Drukker, a student in Conservation Biology class

Long-term Amphibian Monitoring

Besides working as a post-baccalaureate fellow, I am involved in a few other projects; this semester, I am sitting in on a statistical modeling class and participating in an amphibian monitoring program. Dr. Kristen Cecala recruited a group of students to

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Valentine’s Day Mountathon

  Seven of us worked Saturday morning to mount 75 pressed specimens from those on permanent loan from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Everyone took home instructions on pressing and mounting plants on their own. Each had the

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Valentine’s Day Mountathon

  Seven of us worked Saturday morning to mount 75 pressed specimens from those on permanent loan from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Everyone took home instructions on pressing and mounting plants on their own. Each had the

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Garden Club Program – Nature Journaling

  Thank you, Franklin County Garden Club, for an enjoyable afternoon! I presented a program on nature journaling that was graciously received by the members of the club. I gave each a piece of paper and asked them to “journal” about

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Garden Club Program – Nature Journaling

  Thank you, Franklin County Garden Club, for an enjoyable afternoon! I presented a program on nature journaling that was graciously received by the members of the club. I gave each a piece of paper and asked them to “journal” about

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Mingo Swamp

  Yesterday I  checked  off an item on my bucket list — got to tag along with geologist Kevin Hobbs’ geomorphology class field trip to Mingo Swamp on the Eastern Highland Rim, not far from Sewanee. It’s a TN State Wildlife Management Area, but

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Mingo Swamp

  Yesterday I  checked  off an item on my bucket list — got to tag along with geologist Kevin Hobbs’ geomorphology class field trip to Mingo Swamp on the Eastern Highland Rim, not far from Sewanee. It’s a TN State Wildlife Management Area, but