Herbarium: Unstructured Drawing Session
Thursday, November 16, 2023
1:30pm – 4:30pm
426 Buller Building - University of Manitoba, 45 Chancellors Cir, Winnipeg, MB
$10. All welcome. Spaces are limited.
An herbarium is a collection of dried plants for scientific study. It is a historical record of a region’s flora, cataloguing the anatomy, molecular information and distribution of each plant species over time, facilitating long-term studies of the natural environment. Founded in 1907, the Vascular Plant Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba, houses the most extensive and broadly representative collection of vascular plants of Manitoba: 85,000 specimens including a reference seed collection.
Participants will meet on site at the Buller Building, University of Manitoba. Herbarium Acting Curator Diana Sawatzky will be available to introduce the collection, pull out specimens, answer questions and provide access to a microscope. Note that this is not a greenhouse, but a study facility of pressed plants. Please bring all your own drawing materials (dry media only due to risk of water damage to the specimens). The facility is accessible, and the accessible entrance is beside the Buller greenhouse.