Category Archives: Herbarium

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Visiting artist to the Herbarium

On Wednesday we had a visitor the herbarium-Moira Carter. She is an artist who has worked on the Iraqi Flora Project at Kew Botanic Gardens. The previous day I had gotten out a variety of unusual looking seed pods for … Continue reading

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Ecuador in the Herbarium

I kind of grin at the title I’ve chosen for this post, as it certainly didn’t feel like Ecuador in there today! It was pretty cold! The reason Ecuador is the theme of this post has less to do with … Continue reading

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Lunchbreak Drawings

It’s my last week in the Herbarium for a while. Next week I’ll be moving to the Entomology department. Very excited.¬† I’ve started drawing during my lunch breaks. I love keeping visual records of specimens- and while I can take … Continue reading

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The mystery notebook

A few weeks ago while everyone else was on holiday, I was looking through library material in the herbarium. There were some boxes with loose correspondence and old register sheets in them. However, one box contained a tiny notebook. When … Continue reading

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Eek!

I was minding my own business by looking through the carpological specimens for an upcoming workshop (more on that another day), when I opened one of the dried fruit drawers and found this: It’s a good thing I knew what … Continue reading

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Pests!

A few days ago, biscuit beetles were found on some of our herbarium sheets. We found a mixture of live and dead beetles and their frass¬† on a folder filled with Jerusalem Artichoke sheets. The sheets were from the Leo … Continue reading

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