Eugene Wofford is an author on a new book coming out from the University of Tennessee press. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee is available for pre-order.
The Herbarium has completed its move and is in operation on the first floor of the newly renovated Temple Hall (the former student health clinic), at 1818 Andy Holt Ave. We invite you to visit and tour the facility!
Eugene Wofford has co-authored a new book called Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use. The guide enables people to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines during the winter months, when the absence of leaves and fruit makes plants difficult to recognize. It also provides notes on practical uses for the plants. The book features more than 400 species and is written for amateurs as well as professional botanists. It was published in October by the University Press of Kentucky and is also available from Amazon.com.
A paper describing a new species of Clematis by EEB graduate student Aaron Floden appeared in the latest volume of the Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The new species was discovered during biological survey work in the Ocoee River gorge (Polk Co., Tennessee) that is turning up previously unrecognized diversity in this geologically unique area not far from Knoxville. The survey is being conducted by a team that includes UT graduates Joey Shaw (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga) and Dwayne Estes (Austin Peay University) and UT Herbarium Director Eugene Wofford.
The 63rd annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is April 23 – 37. It is “an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor offerings are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN” (from its website). It includes numerous offerings by EEB people, including a mushroom walk with EEB undergrad (and incoming Matheny lab graduate student) Christine Braaten, a talk and ant hike with faculty member Nate Sanders, and a nighttime bat walk by McCracken lab members. Gene Wofford, director of the UT Herbarium and emeritus EEB faculty member, is one of the organizers of the pilgrimage.