Herbarium Winter Offerings

The new semester began this week — here in the dead of winter, the campus is buzzing with the young life that keeps us going. The herbarium is offering three events — two outings and a plant mounting  activity — in addition to our regular weekly nature journaling gathering. Join us if you can:

Herbarium Tour and Mountathon — Sewanee Herbarium, Spencer Hall– Sat., Jan. 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Herbarium Curator Mary Priestley. Come help us mount our backlog of specimens. Learn methods that have been passed down through generations and are still used today, and take home a guide to mounting pressed plants.

Water Walk – Snowden Hall, Room TBA, Sat., Feb. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Martin Knoll and Mary Priestley. Join us for a walk to learn about water as a resource for inhabitants of the plateau – plants and animals, as well as the human population. Meet at Snowden Hall from which we will caravan to the site of the walk, which will include Hodgson’s Pond, Abbo’s Alley, the ATO and Tremlett Springs.

Winter Botany — Shakerag Hollow—Sun., Feb 12, 1 p.m.. Herbarium Director Jon Evans will lead a walk to explore Shakerag Hollow as plants gear up for spring. Meet at Green’s View for this moderate-to-strenuous walk that may include a steep rocky section of the trail. Come prepared for muddy, wet, icy, and/or rocky conditions.

Nature Journaling — A nature journaling group, sponsored by the herbarium, meets Thursday mornings, 9-11 in the herbarium. An informal gathering, participants share observations and writing, and sketch plants or other natural objects. Everyone is welcome.

Email marypriestley@bellsouth.net for more information on any of these events.




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