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Plant Talk

History & People, Plant Science

UnladyLike2020: Ynes Mexia

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

Ynes Mexia was an early 20th-century Mexican-American botanist and pioneering conservationist. UnladyLike2020, an innovative multimedia series created, produced, and directed by award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Charlotte ... Read More

Inside our Collections

Happy Little Trees

Posted in Inside our Collections

Like the elements of a Bob Ross painting, a little creativity can make a Herbarium specimen look like truly fantastic scenery. Read More

Inside our Collections

Herbarium Activities for Kids

Posted in Inside our Collections

What can you see? The Steere Herbarium’s 7.8 million specimens contain a world of patterns and shapes for kids to explore at home. Read More

Inside our Collections, Videos

The Hand Lens Submitted for the GLAMi Awards

Posted in Inside our Collections, Videos

This year NYBG is proud to submit The Hand Lens for consideration in the GLAMi Awards! Read More

Garden News, Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Pressed for Time: Herbaria & Environmental Threats Assessment

Posted in Garden News, Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Herbarium specimens are one of the very few tangible sources of information about how plants and fungi lived before industrialization, and during each successive period ... Read More

Behind the Scenes, Plant Science

Digitizing Herbarium Specimens

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Plant Science

In our Steere Herbarium, a combination of capturing ultra high-resolution images of specimens and entering detailed information about each specimen in a searchable database is ... Read More

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