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.

Rhodora Rhododendron canadense
Heath Ericaceae family



Leaves: Somewhat hairy, "fuzzy" leaves. Oblong and greyish-green, 1/2" to 2 1/2" in length.

Flowers: Are purplish, rarely white, usually appearing before leaves.

Fruits: Fruit pods are swollen and green and approximately a half an inch long, turning brown in the fall. They stay on all winter.

Form/Habitat: Found in bogs and wet slopes.

NWI Status: FACW





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