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Sewanee Herbarium Fall 2016 Calendar

Sewanee Herbarium Fall 2016 Calendar

Mountain Goat Trail with Sewanee Garden Club
Mon., Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m., Yolande Gottfried

Meet behind Pearl's Restaurant, 15344 Sewanee Highway, for a walk on a short section of trail, with a focus on native plants. All are welcome to attend the Sewanee Garden Club meeting following the walk, with a Mt. Goat Trail Alliance speaker, at the home of Geri Childress, 891 Deep Woods Road, Sewanee.

Lake Dimmick (Day Lake)

Sun., Oct 2, 2 p.m., Mary Priestley

Meet at St. James Church, Midway. We'll see wetland plants and have an optional hike up "Little Mountain" to see the renovated log cabin. This walk is not on a trail and may be wet, so wear suitable foot wear.

Abbo’s Alley

Sat., October 8, 7:45 a.m., Mary Priestley

A Family Weekend tradition! Meet at the corner of University and South Carolina 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. All are welcome to join in the walk.

Lake Cheston

Sat., October 15, 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.

Homecoming Open House

Fri., Nov. 4, 4-5 p.m., Herbarium/ Biology Dept.

Meet in the Herbarium (Spencer 171). We have much to celebrate, including the publication of the Domain Flora, 20 years of The Sewanee Plant Press, and the debut of What If Trees Could Walk?

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Sat., Nov. 12, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Margaret Smith

This workshop led by Chattanooga watercolorist Margaret Patten Smith gives people of all ability levels an opportunity to try their hand at capturing beauty in watercolors. Participants are invited to bring in their own 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 recommended (see below).

Nature Journaling

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. As the seasons transition, we gather in different places, so contact for info on the meeting place.

All times are CST or 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 or to reserve a spot in the watercolor workshop, call the Herbarium at 931-598-3346. Directions are available at the Herbarium website,