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.

Royal Fern Osmunda Regalis
Osmunda Osmundaceae family

Leaves: Large, semi-coarse, oblong, usually growing erect in clustered branchlike form.

Style: At a distance this large fern is distinctly fern-like in appearance, but close up its widely-spaced, oblong leaflets look more like Black Locust leaves. Royal fern grows to be six feet or more from an elongated rootstock. Variable in size and shape depending on environment.

Form/habitat: Found in wetlands, along streams, in bogs and lake fronts, in wet patches, low thickets, pastures and meadows.

NWI Status: OBL

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