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Rebel’s Rest Visitor Day

Friday, July 31, archaeologist Sarah Sherwood and her team are hosting a visitor day at the Rebel’s Rest site. In addition to short talks on the history of the site and dendrochronology of the construction materials, there will be artifacts

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Rebel’s Rest Visitor Day

Friday, July 31, archaeologist Sarah Sherwood and her team are hosting a visitor day at the Rebel’s Rest site. In addition to short talks on the history of the site and dendrochronology of the construction materials, there will be artifacts

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Research Assistant Profile: Katie Kull

Katie Kull (C’17) is an Ecology and Biodiversity major with a Forestry minor from Ashville, North Carolina. An avid tree enthusiast and botanist, Katie joined this project in order to learn about forest dynamics on the Cumberland Plateau. “I love

20150625_154211

Research Assistant Profile: Katie Kull

Katie Kull (C’17) is an Ecology and Biodiversity major with a Forestry minor from Ashville, North Carolina. An avid tree enthusiast and botanist, Katie joined this project in order to learn about forest dynamics on the Cumberland Plateau. “I love

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Forest Fungi

During our two months surveying vegetation at Franklin State Forest, we have come across a variety of plants, animals, and fungi. Here I will document the myriad mushrooms and prolific polypores which appeared during this wet summer. As many cannot be

20150629_140805

Forest Fungi

During our two months surveying vegetation at Franklin State Forest, we have come across a variety of plants, animals, and fungi. Here I will document the myriad mushrooms and prolific polypores which appeared during this wet summer. As many cannot be

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Rebel’s Rest Work Continues

 Stop by the Rebel’s Rest archaeological dig any day, and you’ll see Prof. Sarah Sherwood and her team of researchers hard at work uncovering the secrets of our former guest house that tragically burned last summer. Margaret Woods and I

M, M, & wisteria

Rebel’s Rest Work Continues

 Stop by the Rebel’s Rest archaeological dig any day, and you’ll see Prof. Sarah Sherwood and her team of researchers hard at work uncovering the secrets of our former guest house that tragically burned last summer. Margaret Woods and I

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Consider the Cultivars

 It’s human nature to “improve” on Mother Nature’s creations. It’s called artificial selection, and we’ve been at it for thousands of years: find a population of edible grains, cultivate those with the largest, sweetest kernels, and voila: the wheat, corn,

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Consider the Cultivars

 It’s human nature to “improve” on Mother Nature’s creations. It’s called artificial selection, and we’ve been at it for thousands of years: find a population of edible grains, cultivate those with the largest, sweetest kernels, and voila: the wheat, corn,

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Research Assistant Profile: Ed Haubenreiser

Ed Haubenreiser (C’16) is an Ecology and Biodiversity major from Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is a member of the Sewanee lacrosse team, and actively participates in the Sewanee Outing Program. In addition, he is an active member of the fraternity

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Research Assistant Profile: Ed Haubenreiser

Ed Haubenreiser (C’16) is an Ecology and Biodiversity major from Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is a member of the Sewanee lacrosse team, and actively participates in the Sewanee Outing Program. In addition, he is an active member of the fraternity

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Making Black Walnut Ink

Black walnut, Juglans nigra,  a prized tree that’s relatively common in the mixed mesophytic forests of our coves. Right now, immature nuts are beginning to fall, and I gathered a few to make ink. The “recipe,” such as it is,

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Making Black Walnut Ink

Black walnut, Juglans nigra,  a prized tree that’s relatively common in the mixed mesophytic forests of our coves. Right now, immature nuts are beginning to fall, and I gathered a few to make ink. The “recipe,” such as it is,