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.

Maple-Leaved Viburnum Viburnum acerifolium
Honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae family

Leaves have three U-shaped lobes and look very similar to a common maple leaf with the exception that there are three main viens and points instead of five. Leaves are velvety or hairy beneath and are 2"-5" in diameter, opposite. Maple-leaved viburnum is a shrub and can grow to be 7 feet tall.

Flowers/Fruits: Flowers are white and grow in small clusters, blooms May through August. Fruits begin as a red color and turn purple or black over time and can be seen between July and October. Grouse feed on these berries.

Buds have several scales and are purplish.

Twigs are velvety and are a favorite of deer and rabbits.

Form/Habitat: This shrub is an eco-indicator of acidic and dry soils.

NWI Status: UPL

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