Nature Walks with Henry Horn

Welcome to Nature Walks with Henry Horn!

Ecology professor Henry Horn has been exploring Princeton University’s campus for the past 53 years—and paying close attention to the plants and animals he meets. This video series will share Henry’s unique knowledge of Princeton’s natural history, as well as give viewers the information they need to go out and experience campus ecology themselves.


Episode 1: Skunk Cabbage

The first signs of spring are starting to appear all around us: blooming flowers, budding trees and the peeping of frogs in the night. But before all that comes the strange and beautiful skunk cabbage, found right here on campus. Join professor emeritus Henry Horn as he takes viewers on a guided tour of Princeton University’s natural history, starting with the ultimate harbinger of spring: Skunk Cabbage.

If you want to learn more about skunk cabbage, Henry recommends pages 152-161 in Carol Gracie's terrific book "Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: a Natural History" (2012, Princeton University Press).

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About Henry Horn

Henry Horn
Henry Horn, emeritus professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been exploring the wildest corners of Princeton’s campus for the past 53 years. During this time, field notebook in hand, he’s been a keen observer of the flora, fauna and fungus he encounters. For a full biography, visit the department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology's website.
All videos and stories by Jared Flesher.