A Favorite of the Bees

Our basswoods, also called linden trees, have just finished blooming. The frenzy that they cause among our bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies has abated, and the plants are now busy developing seeds and fruits. Flowers and fruits are attached to leafy bracts that drop

A Favorite of the Bees

Our basswoods, also called linden trees, have just finished blooming. The frenzy that they cause among our bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies has abated, and the plants are now busy developing seeds and fruits. Flowers and fruits are attached to leafy bracts that drop

Tea anyone?

New Jersey Tea, that is! This little shrub,Ceanothus americanus,  which can be found on forest edges, is useful to humans and wildlife alike.  A standby herbal and medicinal plant, New Jersey Tea’s red roots and bark were used by Native

Tea anyone?

New Jersey Tea, that is! This little shrub,Ceanothus americanus,  which can be found on forest edges, is useful to humans and wildlife alike.  A standby herbal and medicinal plant, New Jersey Tea’s red roots and bark were used by Native

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