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NIMBioS Fall Hike: Grotto Falls and Brushy Mountain

One of the great perks of working at NIMBioS is the number of folks who love to get outside and climb up mountains together. On Saturday,┬áNIMBioS friends and families ventured into the beautiful autumnal scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains … Continue reading

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Fireflies, Modeling, Programming & More: NIMBioS SRE is Underway!

NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences (SRE) for Undergraduates and Teachers is in full swing with abundant opportunities for learning and play. During the first week participants were oriented to NIMBioS, learned about university library services, math modeling, collaborating, and programming. Students … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Spring Hikes: Phacelias and Salamanders in the Mud

NIMBioS not only likes to study nature, we also like to experience it. NIMBioS colleagues, friends and their families enjoyed springtime hikes to Porters Creek and White Oak Sinks in March. The full display of wildflowers had not yet begun, … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Fall Hike: A Creek Meander and Conquering Rocky Top!

NIMBioS hikers enjoyed the magical display of fall foliage on Saturday with a hike along Anthony Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We were a lively group — at least at the start — of about 23 NIMBioS … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Among the Big Trees

NIMBioS hit the trail to Albright Grove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last weekend. The grove is an excellent example of old-growth cove hardwood forest, and includes giant hemlocks and tulip trees. Hikers included a Andrea Pugliese from Trento … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Smokies with Summer REU/REV Students

Summer REU and REV students at NIMBioS took a much-deserved break from their projects to hike and picnic in Great Smokey Mountain National Park. The hikers took the trail from Big Creek up to Mouse Creek Falls, a pleasant two-mile … Continue reading

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NIMBioS On the Trail

NIMBioS took to the trail on Saturday in search of spring wildflowers, and the hikers were well-rewarded. Along Porter’s Creek, these intrepid explorers found white-fringed phacelia, trout lily, rue anemone, wild geranium, wild ginger, spring beauty, many varieties of violets … Continue reading

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