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.

Black Locust Robinia pseudo-acacia
Bean Fabaceae family

Leaves: Once-compound leaves, leaflets 6-20, egg-shaped. Strong 1/2-1" paired thorns flank nearly-circular leaf scars.

Flowers/Fruits: Flowers are medium sized, white, clustered, very fragant, bloom May through June. Fruits are 2-6" long, flat pods. Appear September through April.



Twig/Bark: Twigs moderately stout, hairless; bundle scars. The trunk is usually divided and bark is distinctly braided.

Buds: White-hairy buds burst through leaf scars upon enlargement.

Form/Habitat: A medium-sized tree reaching heights of 40'-60'. Found in woods and fields and also often planted near homes.

NWI Status:FACU


Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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