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Fall 2014

Lake Cheston
Sat., Oct. 11th, 1:30 p.m.,Yolande Gottfried

Some of the last wildflowers to bloom are found around our lake shores, such as ladies' tresses and perhaps turtlehead. In any case, fall color should be starting to reflect in the water. Meet at the picnic pavilion for this easy one-hour walk.

Abbo's Alley
Sat., Oct. 18th, 7:45 a.m., George Ramseur

A Family Weekend tradition! Meet at the corner of University and Georgia Avenues for this one-hour easy walk in the Abbott Cotten Martin Ravine Garden. The Garden is a lovely mix of native and cultivated plants, and the ravine is steeped in Sewanee history. There are a surprising number of things to see and learn on this familiar trail.

Mountain Goat Trail
Sun., Nov. 9th, 2:00 p.m., Yolande Gottfried

The original paved part of the Mountain Goat RR Biking/Walking Trail is a good spot to walk any time of the year. We will be joined by Mtn Goat Trail Alliance president Janice Thomas and board member Patrick Dean. Meet in the parking area where the Gardener's Market is held, just past Hawkins Lane, for this easy 2-hour walk.

Nature Journaling
A group coordinated by Mary Priestley 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 Directions are available on the Herbarium website,, under the calendar of events.