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.

Cirsium neomexicanum
Asteraceae

Height: Up to 6'

Leaves: 7" long and pinnately lobed. They are dark green, shiny and spiny.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to September. Lavender, tiny and tubular. They are surrounded by long spine-tipped I>bracts, or modified leaves. The outer bracts point downward.

Form/Habitat: 3,000' to 7,000'. Mesas, foothills or plains in creosote bush communities.


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