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.


Hobblebush Viburnum alnifolium
Honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae family

Leaves broadly egg-shaped or rounded. 8-10" Rusty and hairy leaves that become less hairy with age. These leaves turn mauve colored in foliage.

Flowers/Fruit: White to pink flowers grow in clusters at the ends of the twig. Outer flowers large and showy, 1" wide, with smaller flowers beneath. Red to purple fruit from Aug-Sept.

Form/Habitat: Bottomlands or wet woods. Height to 10' flowers April-June.

Winter Identification: Naked, "bunny-ear shaped" flower buds are naked and tan colored.

NWI Status: FAC






Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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