Magnolia tree. Photo by Yimei Zou '10.

have been a plant enthusiast long before I came to Swarthmore. As a high school student in Shanghai, I spent hours mapping plants on my high school campus. The startling beauty and amazing variety of plants constantly fascinate me. When I found out about the Scott Arboretum and its close relationship to the College, I immediately added the Arboretum to my '100 Reasons Why I Have to Attend Swarthmore.' Where else can be a better place for a plant lover than an arboretum?"

Yimei Zou '10
Field work assistant
Shanghai, China