Sunday, April 21, 2013

Residency Update: Learning how to prepare dry specimens at the Herbarium

Last Tuesday saw me working with staff at the Queensland Herbarium, learning the process of mounting dry specimens.  This was an invaluable experience learning about where the specimens come from, how they should be presented, what they are used for and how they are catalogued and stored.

Photo credit: donna davis
Being surrounded by such passionate herbarium staff was wonderful, sharing their knowledge on many botanical topics - which will be very helpful for my "Plant Room" project.

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