My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

American Hazel Corylus americana
Birch Betulaceae family

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Leaves: American Hazel leaves are heart-shaped and double toothed leaves; 2-5" in length.

Flowers: Catkins are stalked and are approximately one inch long.

Twigs are hairy.

Fruits: Hazel nuts,which are edible, are enclosed in thin, flattened, hairy, ragged-edged husks.

Form/Habitat: American Hazel is an understory upland shrub.

NWI Status: FACU-



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