The University of Lynchburg is one of a few colleges in the country studying milkweed, the monarch butterfly’s main food source, to see if it can grow in various locations along their migration path.
Claytor Nature Center
The Pre-college Career Exploration Expedition for High School Women is a partnership between the Claytor Nature Center and the University of Lynchburg Outdoor Leadership Program and faculty.
The University of Lynchburg community was saddened to learn about the death of Dr. Nancy Cowden on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cowden, professor of biology and associate director of the Westover Honors College, had taught at Lynchburg for more than 20 years.
Claytor Nature Center, a 491-acre natural area owned and managed by the University of Lynchburg in nearby Bedford County, will host a series of wildflower walks and birding events Oct. 1 through 17.
It’s been a year of challenges, but also blessings. One such blessing came in the form of a $167,592 grant from the National Science Foundation to support “data and security infrastructure improvements to advance biological research” at the University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center.
A “mixture of luck and perseverance” landed recent grad Tyler Stephens ’19 in Hawaii. As a wildlife management intern at Maui’s Haleakalā National Park, the former biology major spent four months monitoring endangered bird species.
University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Central Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Naturalist Program, will present the documentary Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.
The University of Lynchburg community recently celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the creation of the Claytor Nature Center, the University’s nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and recreation. The celebration began with a family fun day on Saturday, August 11. About 170 people, including the families of faculty, staff, and more than 50 local alumni, […]
Irwin “Ike” Belk, namesake of University of Lynchburg’s Belk Observatory, died February 24 at age 95. Belk was a North Carolina businessman, lawmaker, and philanthropist who supported causes in education, athletics, and the arts at numerous schools. His relationship with began University of Lynchburg began in 2005, when he made a gift to support upgrades […]
Thousands of plant specimens from University of Lynchburg’s herbarium have gone online. Dr. Nancy Cowden, biology professor, worked with paid student interns and Virginia Master Naturalists to digitize the Virginia specimens contained in the Ramsey-Freer Herbarium earlier this year. The Ramsey-Freer Herbarium contains nearly 60,000 botanical specimens, many of which are rare, threatened and/or endangered […]