Exploring the Crum Woods
José-Luis Machado, Associate Professor of Ecology, and students discuss a research project in the Crum Woods.
Trillium erectum, one of the trilliums native to Pennsylvania, blooms during the spring of 2014. Photo by Becky Robert.
Each spring, students assist with cleaning up the Crum Creek. Photo by Becky Robert.
Scott Arboretum volunteers plant trees to reforest the Crum Woods. Photo by Josh Coceano.
The Crum Woods offer shade and a peaceful retreat for visitors in the summer. Photo by Becky Robert.
Another Pennsylvania native, Trillium grandiflorum, graces the banks of the Crum Creek during the spring. Photo by Becky Robert.
Fall is a beautiful time in the Crum Woods, when the colorful foliage reflects in the Crum Creek. Photo by Alexis Bacon.
The Crum Woods encompasses 220 acres of mostly forested land straddling the Crum Creek in Swarthmore, PA. Most of this land is adjacent to the developed portion of the Swarthmore College campus. The woods contain walking trails and provide recreational opportunities for the Swarthmore College community as well as visitors to the campus. In addition to recreational uses, the woods are an integral part of 35 courses in 12 academic departments.