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Sewane Ecology class visits Franklin State Forest

This Thursday, the Ecology class (BIOL 210) at Sewanee visited our long-term vegetation plots in the Franklin-Marion State Forest. I began the lab with a short introduction to the site and the study design and ended with discussion of some of

20150903_152031

Sewane Ecology class visits Franklin State Forest

This Thursday, the Ecology class (BIOL 210) at Sewanee visited our long-term vegetation plots in the Franklin-Marion State Forest. I began the lab with a short introduction to the site and the study design and ended with discussion of some of

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Beautiful Alien

What’s that wonderful sweet fragrance? This time of year, it’s probably Clematis virginiana or its more aggressive (and now more common) non-native look-alike, Clematis terniflora, which is pictured here. The flowers of the two species look a lot alike, but those

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Beautiful Alien

What’s that wonderful sweet fragrance? This time of year, it’s probably Clematis virginiana or its more aggressive (and now more common) non-native look-alike, Clematis terniflora, which is pictured here. The flowers of the two species look a lot alike, but those

What the

E.T.? Jurassic Park? A Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Hardly! This is a bug’s-eye view of Tennessee’s state wildflower, Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), also known as maypop, wild apricot, and wild passion vine. The Cherokee called it Ocoee, and the Ocoee River, located not far from Sewanee, is named after it.  A

What the

E.T.? Jurassic Park? A Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Hardly! This is a bug’s-eye view of Tennessee’s state wildflower, Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), also known as maypop, wild apricot, and wild passion vine. The Cherokee called it Ocoee, and the Ocoee River, located not far from Sewanee, is named after it.  A

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Wetland Wildflowers

Gorgeous day at Lake Cheston! Pollinators are buzzing all over flowers at the water’s edge. Here are downy lobelia  (Lobelia puberal) and Maryland meadow beauty (Rhexia mariana), two beautiful lookers that brighten the water’s edge.  I love that Thoreau referred

MD meadowbeauty

Wetland Wildflowers

Gorgeous day at Lake Cheston! Pollinators are buzzing all over flowers at the water’s edge. Here are downy lobelia  (Lobelia puberal) and Maryland meadow beauty (Rhexia mariana), two beautiful lookers that brighten the water’s edge.  I love that Thoreau referred

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Designed with Hummers in Mind

Cardinal flower, the reddest red flower there ever was, is lighting up wetlands these days. I caught sight of this population that, along with monkey flower, meadow beauty, thoroughwort, and various sedges, is filling the spillway at Lake Cheston. The

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Designed with Hummers in Mind

Cardinal flower, the reddest red flower there ever was, is lighting up wetlands these days. I caught sight of this population that, along with monkey flower, meadow beauty, thoroughwort, and various sedges, is filling the spillway at Lake Cheston. The

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Orientation Session

This year the herbarium was invited to participate in an afternoon of informational sessions for first year students. We staked out Trink’s Terrace in Abbo’s Alley. Callie did a great job of describing the goings-on of the herbarium, and we

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Orientation Session

This year the herbarium was invited to participate in an afternoon of informational sessions for first year students. We staked out Trink’s Terrace in Abbo’s Alley. Callie did a great job of describing the goings-on of the herbarium, and we

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NPS Revisits Dick Cove: National Natural Landmark

This Tuesday, representatives from the National Park Service visited Sewanee to tour Dick Cove. In 1973, Dick Cove was designated as a National Natural Landmark (NNL) due to its rare old-growth status. NPS regularly visits sites in order to see

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NPS Revisits Dick Cove: National Natural Landmark

This Tuesday, representatives from the National Park Service visited Sewanee to tour Dick Cove. In 1973, Dick Cove was designated as a National Natural Landmark (NNL) due to its rare old-growth status. NPS regularly visits sites in order to see