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 […]
Claytor Nature Center
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — but what about when it is being devoured by aphids? University of Lynchburg student Rebekah Grimes […]
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 […]
Catching pollinators on the purple fringeless orchid requires patience—and more patience. Just ask Tresa Scruggs ’16 and Phil Deyerle ’16. They spent part of their summer studying the flowers at […]
Dr. Greg Eaton, director of the Claytor Nature Study Center, will speak on Energy Independence on Thursday, February 6 at the Lynchburg Public Library community room as part of the annual Great Decisions lectures sponsored by the Lynchburg Branch of the AAUW, the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg, the YWCA, and the Lynchburg Public Library.
A new 16-bed facility is now open and providing a place for students and others to stay at the College’s Claytor Nature Study Center.
Former LC trustee Charles R. Chandler was an early donor to the project and named the Eco-Lodge for his family.