Herbarium Tour and Mountathon Sewanee Herbarium, Spencer Hall
Sat., Feb. 22nd, 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.,Mary Priestley
Your chance to see where and what the herbarium is and to help in the work! Spending a morning mounting pressed plants can be a satisfying and fun experience. The finished product is always useful and often quite beautiful. 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. Meet in the herbarium on the first floor of Spencer Hall. The main entrance is across from DuPont Library and there is parking behind the library.
Hunt for the First Hepatica - Shakerag Hollow
Sat., Mar.1st, 1:30 p.m., Yolande Gottfried
We'll see if March comes in like a lion or a lamb and see what might be out early in Shakerag -- maybe some hepatica, pepper-and-salt, or star chickweed. Since this is a little later than we usually do this walk, there might be more in bloom. Meet at Greenís View for this moderate-to-strenuous 2-mile walk that may include a steep rocky section of the trail. Come prepared for muddy, wet, icy, and/or rocky conditions.
Early Spring Wildflowers - Shakerag Hollow
Sun., Mar. 30th, 2:00 p.m.,Yolande and Robin Gottfried
Spring is officially here and itís time to head out to Shakerag Hollow. If you donít get out about now you might miss the beginning of the big show -- bloodroot, trout lily, Dutchmanís breeches, and spring beauties bloom early and fade fast. Meet at Green's View for this moderate-to-strenuous 2-mile walk that may include a steep rocky section of the trail.
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.
Click here for two maps showing event locations.
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.