Spring Plant Press Published!

The spring 2017 issue of the Plant Press, the newsletter of the Friends of the Sewanee Herbarium, should be in your mailbox today if you’re on our mailing list. Spring has sprung, and we have a slew of wildflower walks

Spring Plant Press Published!

The spring 2017 issue of the Plant Press, the newsletter of the Friends of the Sewanee Herbarium, should be in your mailbox today if you’re on our mailing list. Spring has sprung, and we have a slew of wildflower walks

4-H Group Visits the Herbarium

Today, Yolande and I hosted a 4-H group and home-schooled biology students for an introduction to the herbarium. We pressed and mounted plants, looked at specimens of several oak and hickory species, and took a walk in Abbo’s Alley. A terrific

4-H Group Visits the Herbarium

Today, Yolande and I hosted a 4-H group and home-schooled biology students for an introduction to the herbarium. We pressed and mounted plants, looked at specimens of several oak and hickory species, and took a walk in Abbo’s Alley. A terrific

Shakerag Hike with the Grounds Crew

“Raise your hand if you’ve never been to Shakerag Hollow,” I said, expecting at least a couple of hands to go up. Imagine my surprise when every single man in the group raised his hand. Luckily, we changed that right away,

Shakerag Hike with the Grounds Crew

“Raise your hand if you’ve never been to Shakerag Hollow,” I said, expecting at least a couple of hands to go up. Imagine my surprise when every single man in the group raised his hand. Luckily, we changed that right away,

Mother Nature vs the White Pine Trees

It wasn’t much of a contest. A wind storm late last week saw the downfall of several huge and healthy white pine trees (Pinus strobus) across the Domain. One behemoth toppled behind the Sigma Nu House and almost took out several powering

Mother Nature vs the White Pine Trees

It wasn’t much of a contest. A wind storm late last week saw the downfall of several huge and healthy white pine trees (Pinus strobus) across the Domain. One behemoth toppled behind the Sigma Nu House and almost took out several powering

Why do we Love Abbo’s Alley?

There are lots of reasons why this ravine garden is a cherished retreat for many. These beautiful pink-flowered Asian magnolia trees growing just downhill from Gen. Kirby-Smith’s orchard, are one of them. Not only good looking, they’re also great climbing trees, as

Why do we Love Abbo’s Alley?

There are lots of reasons why this ravine garden is a cherished retreat for many. These beautiful pink-flowered Asian magnolia trees growing just downhill from Gen. Kirby-Smith’s orchard, are one of them. Not only good looking, they’re also great climbing trees, as

Wildflowers of Rock Island

I spent Saturday afternoon botanizing with Ranger Nathaniel Garrison at Rock Island State Park. Just beautiful! Besides seeing lots of wildflowers, we had a good visit. Nathaniel showed me a booklet that he and fellow rangers have put together for

Wildflowers of Rock Island

I spent Saturday afternoon botanizing with Ranger Nathaniel Garrison at Rock Island State Park. Just beautiful! Besides seeing lots of wildflowers, we had a good visit. Nathaniel showed me a booklet that he and fellow rangers have put together for

Shaker Wildflowers are Beginning to Pop!

Here’s a sweet bloodroot, photographed on a chilly March afternoon. We also saw pepper-and-salt, violets, and star chickweed in bloom, and the early foliage of many others.

Shaker Wildflowers are Beginning to Pop!

Here’s a sweet bloodroot, photographed on a chilly March afternoon. We also saw pepper-and-salt, violets, and star chickweed in bloom, and the early foliage of many others.