Sun., Sep. 29th, 1:30 p.m.,Mary Priestley
This has long been a favorite spot for fall wildflowers but is a first as a herbarium-sponsored walk. Meet at the Foster Falls parking area for this one to two hour easy walk in the power line right-of-way above the gorge. Contact the South Cumberland State Park visitor center for directions (931-924-2980).
Plants and Pickin'
Sat., Oct.5th, 1:30 p.m., Yolande and Robin Gottfried
Many old-timey songs have references to particular kinds of trees and other familiar plants. Yolande and Robin will lead a stroll through the campus area sharing botanical tidbits and some verses of tunes (with banjo accompaniment!) related to the plants along the way. Meet in front of All Saints Chapel for this one- to two-hour easy walk.
Sat., Oct. 12th, 7:45 a.m.,Mary Priestley
A Family Weekend tradition! Meet at the Quadrangle for this one-hour easy walk in the Abbott Cotten Martin Ravine Garden. There are a surprising number of things to see and learn on this familiar trail.
Wed., Oct. 12th, 1:30 p.m.,Margaret Woods
Tour our newly-designated arboretum. Margaret Woods is a George Washington University trained landscape designer whose practice focuses on the use of native plants and the importance of environmental stewardship. Meet at the arboretum map kiosk at the corner of University and Georgia Avenues, near Convocation Hall, for this leisurely stroll.
Botanical Watercolor Workshop
Sat., Nov. 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.,Margaret Patten Smith
This workshop led by Chattanooga watercolorist Margaret Patten Smith gives people of all ability levels an opportunity to try their hand at capturing some of autumn’s beauty in watercolors. Participants are invited to bring in botanical or other natural objects to paint, or choose from a variety provided. Bring your own painting materials and meet in the herbarium on the first floor of Spencer Hall. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so reservations are necessary (see below).
A group meets for nature journaling Thursday mornings 9-11. Come try it out – stick with it if you like. Bring an unlined journal (or a few sheets of unlined paper) and a pen or pencil. No experience needed. In nice weather, the group gathers at Stirling’s Coffee House; otherwise, they meet in the Herbarium, Spencer Hall room 171
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All times are CDT. Wear appropriate shoes on all of these walks. Risks involved in hiking include physical exertion, rough terrain, forces of nature, and other hazards not present in everyday life. Picking flowers and digging plants are prohibited in all of the above-mentioned natural areas. For more information on these events contact Yolande Gottfried at the Herbarium (931.598.3346) during regular business hours or by e-mail at email@example.com. Directions are available on the Herbarium website, http://lal.sewanee.edu/herbarium, under the calendar of events.