Author Archives: marypriestley

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Such fun teaching this class for the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones at Chattanooga’s Reflection Riding!   Advertisements

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Such fun teaching this class for the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones at Chattanooga’s Reflection Riding!  

Enjoying the “Uncut” Version of the University Cemetery

Several years ago, Sewanee emeritus professor Jerry Smith talked the campus grounds crew into waiting to mow the cemetery until after the spring flowers have bloomed. This decision has resulted in this lovely springtime appearance to the grounds, as daisy

Enjoying the “Uncut” Version of the University Cemetery

Several years ago, Sewanee emeritus professor Jerry Smith talked the campus grounds crew into waiting to mow the cemetery until after the spring flowers have bloomed. This decision has resulted in this lovely springtime appearance to the grounds, as daisy

Litter Blitz a Big Success

Many thanks to everyone who came out to help — and to Mother Nature for holding off on the rain — for our Litter Blitz this weekend! Great news: several people shared ideas for making next year’s event bigger and

Litter Blitz a Big Success

Many thanks to everyone who came out to help — and to Mother Nature for holding off on the rain — for our Litter Blitz this weekend! Great news: several people shared ideas for making next year’s event bigger and

Catesby’s Trillium

South Cumberland State Park  Ranger Jason Reynolds got these beautiful photos of Catesby’s Trillium blooming in the park’s newly-acquired Sherwood Forest. We’re near the northern limit of this lovely wildflower’s range, and so far it hasn’t been found on the Domain.

Catesby’s Trillium

South Cumberland State Park  Ranger Jason Reynolds got these beautiful photos of Catesby’s Trillium blooming in the park’s newly-acquired Sherwood Forest. We’re near the northern limit of this lovely wildflower’s range, and so far it hasn’t been found on the Domain.

Search for the Fern “Allies”

Glad to see the nice job that The Tennessee Conservationist magazine did on my article on the fern allies! Editor Louise Zepp does a marvelous job of bringing together articles on all sorts of natural and cultural history topics, including

Search for the Fern “Allies”

Glad to see the nice job that The Tennessee Conservationist magazine did on my article on the fern allies! Editor Louise Zepp does a marvelous job of bringing together articles on all sorts of natural and cultural history topics, including

Community Litter Pick-up

This Saturday morning,May 5,  9-12, the Sewanee Community Council is sponsoring a roadside litter pick-up. Each person who turns in a full garbage bag of roadside litter from one of Sewanee five arteries will receive a reusable water bottle. Participants

Community Litter Pick-up

This Saturday morning,May 5,  9-12, the Sewanee Community Council is sponsoring a roadside litter pick-up. Each person who turns in a full garbage bag of roadside litter from one of Sewanee five arteries will receive a reusable water bottle. Participants

Time to Pull Garlic Mustard

What’s that plant with heart-shaped leaves, one- to three-foot stems, topped with clusters of small white flowers? It’s garlic mustard, one of our most troublesome  weeds. Aggressively invasive, it is among the very few weeds that can march from roadsides

Time to Pull Garlic Mustard

What’s that plant with heart-shaped leaves, one- to three-foot stems, topped with clusters of small white flowers? It’s garlic mustard, one of our most troublesome  weeds. Aggressively invasive, it is among the very few weeds that can march from roadsides