Upcoming workshop on plant collecting held at Cedar Bog!


Are you interested in learning how to collect and mount plant specimens for scientific or educational purposes, or for personal use!? Then attend the upcoming workshop at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve on “Mounting and Storing Plants” on Saturday, July 11th at 10 AM! Conducted by David Dyer, Curator of Natural History, this two-hour workshop will cover the ethics of plant collecting, methods of pressing and drying specimens, use of archival materials, and different methods of mounting plant specimens. A properly collected, mounted and stored specimen will last for hundreds of years! Over 130 specimens collected by Lewis and Clark on their expedition across North America still survive after over 200 years. The workshop will have a hands-on approach and participants will be able to practice mounting dried plant specimens.

The cost is $10, and for Ohio History Connection members or Cedar Bog Association members it is $5. To register, call 937-484-3744 or email [email protected]

For more information on Cedar Bog, click here.

 

Posted July 2, 2015
Topics: All TopicsNatural History

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