Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dorothy Boorse Gets Her Hands Dirty . . . Again!

Associate professor of biology Dorothy Boorse is known for her “active” field work around Coy Pond and the woods behind Gordon. But five years ago she and students mapped out the native plant garden in the shadow of the Chapel. Now she volunteers as “often as I can” to weed their beloved garden. This summer she’s devoting as many lunch hours as she can (when it isn’t raining!) to weeding so visitors can enjoy the Christmas ferns, purple cone flowers, asters, violets, and Solomon seals, among other native plants. She even found some interesting fungi and a unique blue pearl Jacob’s ladder. In between gardening, Dorothy’s been writing and researching.

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