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, […]
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 […]
Thanks to a gift of land from a local alumnus, University of Lynchburg is expanding the Claytor Nature Study Center, a move that will provide students and scientists with new opportunities for study and research. Bob Kibler, of Evington, gave the College 21 acres of a tract that borders the northern boundary of the Claytor […]
University of Lynchburg recently hosted researchers from the Smithsonian Institute who wanted to study of Central Virginia’s native purple fringeless orchid, a rare flower that is the focus of conservation efforts. LC’s Claytor Nature Study Center boasts one of the largest known populations of the flower. Biology professor Dr. Nancy Cowden led two researchers from […]