Sewanee Herbarium » Calendar of Events

Summer 2014

Abbo's Alley
Wed., Jun. 25th, 4:00 p.m.,Mary Priestley

Meet in front of Rebel's Rest 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.

Cross Trails
Wed., Jul. 9th, 4:00 p.m., Yolande Gottfried

Several trails branch off from the War Memorial Cross. We will take short forays in the most interesting directions, as well as talk about the trees and other plants near the Cross itself. Meet at the Cross (at the end of Tennessee Avenue) for this moderate one-hour walk.

Roark's Cove
Sat., Aug. 2nd, 9:30 a.m., Yolande Gottfried

A private property at the base of the plateau is being made available for a wildflower walk to see some late summer species such as mullein foxglove, ironweed, and much more. Meet at the Sewanee tennis courts parking lot (on Greenís View Road behind the Sewanee Inn) to carpool or caravan to the location of this easy to moderate walk.

Foster Falls
Sun., Aug. 31st, 1:30 p.m., Mary Priestley

This has long been a favorite spot for late season wildflowers that thrive in the open sun, such as blazing star and numerous asters. 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 with optional short but steep trek to the bottom of the falls and back to see some trees and ferns. Contact the South Cumberland State Park visitor center for directions (931-924-2980).

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.

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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 Directions are available on the Herbarium website,, under the calendar of events.