Saturday, June 5, 2010

A VISIT TO THE HERBARIUM at the ROCHESTER ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010 - 10am (or if carpooling, meet at the Ontario County Courthouse parking lot at 9:25 am.)

Where: Herbarium at the Rochester Academy of Science, in the basement of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue (at the corner of Goodman St.). Go to the RMSC front desk and ask for staff person to call ext. 368, the phone in the Herbarium.

Elizabeth Pixley, Herbarium Curator, has invited the Botanical Society to come and help with the Herbarium's valuable collection. The 60,000 preserved plant specimens are a significant record of the Rochester area ecology; most were collected between 1860-1950. We will learn about different plant species and help file specimens. In the past years, members of the Botanical Societywere required to bring plant specimens to each meeting; in this tradition, Botanical Society members can help the Herbarium preserve valuable specimans.

Elizabeth Pixley is Emeritus Professor of Biology at MCC. She has an M.S. in Botany from Cornell University. She is active in a number of professional organizations and has published extensively.

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