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.

Interrupted Fern Osmunda Claytonia
Osmunda Osmundaceae family

Leaves: Leaves are large, coarse, oblong oval, broadest at middle. Leaves grow in an arching form from a central crown. Distinctly curve outward where fertile leaves more erect. All leaves wither early after frost.

Style: Large, coarse fern, arching ingrowth, with distinct interruptions in center of leaf, which are fertile leaflets.

Form/habitat: Found along roadsides and woodland ridges, rugged and persistent in almost all kids of soil locations. Perfers stony, dry soil, and the earliest fern to appear in spring.

NWI Status: FAC

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