After 93 years of standing proudly on campus, Beaumont Tower inspires us in many ways. Have you ever wondered why Beaumont Tower only has one tall spire? One campus legend states that the three shorter spires are actually unfinished, representing the idea that learning and education are part of a journey that is never complete. Photo by Nick Schrader.
An early summer sunset creates vertical streaks of light in the Munn Pinetum. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
The windows of the Natural Science Building provide a perfect vantage point to look out and seek inspiration from campus activity. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Light illuminating windows in Gilchrist Hall reveal a plethora of panels of stained glass. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, but roses blooming in the MSU Horticulture Gardens are just a little bit sweeter. The Horticultural Gardens are free and open to the public, and it’s the perfect time to visit and see the breadth of late spring and early summer blooms. Photo by Nick Schrader.
The Monet Pond in the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens seems the perfect place for a group of ducklings to perfect their swimming technique. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
While this week’s weather has fluctuated from pleasant and cool to scorching hot, plants in the MSU greenhouses get to weather the storm in climate-controlled comfort. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Colorful paper butterflies add an artistic element to an MSU greenhouse. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A campus squirrel peeks out from behind a tree branch. With many Spartans away from campus during the summer semester, we’re sure it misses the regular supply of snacks from friendly students. Photo by Nick Schrader.
While it is pretty surprising to find a pineapple growing in a typical Michigan garden, it’s right at home in the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden. The garden maintains more than 2,000 taxa of plants, acting as an outdoor living laboratory as well as a serene garden space. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
A set of stairs in downtown East Lansing received a rainbow makeover, perfect for Pride month. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A model of equine elegance grazes in the field near the Horse Teaching and Research Center. One of the South Campus Animal Farms, the center is home to one of the oldest continuous Arabian horse breeding programs in the United States. Photo by Nick Schrader.
The setting sun illuminates waves of golden crops in the farm fields south of campus. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
Endless rows of corn in MSU’s farm fields take in the last of the day’s sunshine. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.