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.

Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea
Flowering fern Osmundaceae family


Leaf: Look underneath the leaves for a wooly tuft at the base of each leaflet. Leaves are twice-cut; lanceolate.

Stalk: Round, green, covered with cinnamon-colored "wool" at first, with some of the wool persisting into the summer.


Form/habitat: Large, strong, vigorous , very common fern, 2-3' tall, growing in arching circular clusters. Widely spread throughout the region, especially in damp locations.

NWI status:FACW

Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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