Harbinger of Good Things to Come

A shrub that’s blooming now on roadsides, in old fields, and on forest edges is getting a lot of attention from the insect world, mainly bees and honeybees, these days. Later this summer — the Fourth of July is a

Harbinger of Good Things to Come

A shrub that’s blooming now on roadsides, in old fields, and on forest edges is getting a lot of attention from the insect world, mainly bees and honeybees, these days. Later this summer — the Fourth of July is a

Not to be Confused …

… with the infamous ragweed that blooms in late summer, this ragwort (Packera species) is an early summer bloomer, and it can now be seen along our byways and in meadows and sunny spots in the forest. Its golden yellow color brighten our

Not to be Confused …

… with the infamous ragweed that blooms in late summer, this ragwort (Packera species) is an early summer bloomer, and it can now be seen along our byways and in meadows and sunny spots in the forest. Its golden yellow color brighten our

Southern Magnolia blooming now

No, it’s not native in Sewanee, but it’s planted abundantly on campus and around residences and it has several native relatives here. These relatives are all deciduous magnolias — unlike Southern magnolia, they lose their leaves in the winter. They include

Southern Magnolia blooming now

No, it’s not native in Sewanee, but it’s planted abundantly on campus and around residences and it has several native relatives here. These relatives are all deciduous magnolias — unlike Southern magnolia, they lose their leaves in the winter. They include

Shelby Meckstroth C’17 Wins McCrady Prize for Plant Research

Shelby’s honors thesis:  “The Amelioration of Grazing and Sand Burial Through Physiological Integration by a Clonal Dune Plant”  has been successfully defended and approved by the Biology Department.   Shelby worked on this project with Dr. Evans during her senior

Shelby Meckstroth C’17 Wins McCrady Prize for Plant Research

Shelby’s honors thesis:  “The Amelioration of Grazing and Sand Burial Through Physiological Integration by a Clonal Dune Plant”  has been successfully defended and approved by the Biology Department.   Shelby worked on this project with Dr. Evans during her senior

Students in Belize Program Present Posters at Scholarship Sewanee

Students in my Belize Program presented seven posters at Scholarship Sewanee on April 28. Posters were based on the research projects that the students conducted in Belize over Spring Break in the Chiquibul rainforest and the coral reef at South

Students in Belize Program Present Posters at Scholarship Sewanee

Students in my Belize Program presented seven posters at Scholarship Sewanee on April 28. Posters were based on the research projects that the students conducted in Belize over Spring Break in the Chiquibul rainforest and the coral reef at South

Plant News in Nature Notes

Sewanee Herbarium Associate Curator Yolande Gottfried contributes news about what is blooming on the Domain in her column in the Sewanee Messenger.  Here is her latest:

Plant News in Nature Notes

Sewanee Herbarium Associate Curator Yolande Gottfried contributes news about what is blooming on the Domain in her column in the Sewanee Messenger.  Here is her latest:

Domain Flora Paper Awarded Windler Prize !

The Southern Appalachian Botanical Society and the editorial board at Castanea have announced that our paper: “The Vascular Flora of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee” has won the 2017 Richard and Minnie Windler award for systematics. The award was

Domain Flora Paper Awarded Windler Prize !

The Southern Appalachian Botanical Society and the editorial board at Castanea have announced that our paper: “The Vascular Flora of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee” has won the 2017 Richard and Minnie Windler award for systematics. The award was