• Nugalia

    June 1, 1899

    Everything’s coming up roses: The botany section of the Scientific Association has found between April 20, and May 20, seventy-one varieties of the flowering plants and trees. The greatest number found on a single walk was forty-three.

  • Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Book of Fungi

    The Book of Fungi: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans, University of Chicago Press, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 579.5 R54b 600 fungi are pictured and given a full page of treatment.  Includes family, distribution and spore color among other fungi facts. Examples: Copper Spike The Deceiver Hairy Hexagon Lea’s Orange Bonnet Rhubarb Bolete Helpful for: Ecology, Biology, Eco-Action, Botany

  • Nugalia

    March 26, 1894

    The fragrance of spring: Another school record broken!  A flower in full blossom (the skunk cabbage) was found by a botany walk on March 15.  This is the earliest date on which a flower has been found during the School’s history, and is a sure sign that spring will come a fortnight earlier than usual.

  • Fine Arts,  General Works,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Herbs

    The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Arthur O. Tucker and Thomas Debaggio, Timber Press, 2010. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 635 T79E Noted as a best Reference of 2009 by Library Journal. An alphabetical list of of herbs meant to identify and describe cultivation and uses.  Examples include: Artemisia Cymbopogon citratus Lavandula Rosmarinus officinalis Thymus Zingiber mioga Helpful for:  Botany, Science, Fine Arts, Herbology