Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society, Western Mountains Chapter
Topic: Herbariums: new FSU website, collecting and making specimens, tour
Speaker: Mary Kruger, Undergraduate Student, Department of Biology, Frostburg University
The Frostburg State University Herbarium contains over nine thousand plant specimens collected from western Maryland and beyond. It is a goal of Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies and the FSU Biology Department to make the herbarium more readily available for the students and the greater community through the internet. The online herbarium, designed by Kruger and a group of fellow students, will include scanned pictures of the specimens, collections from a few renowned botanists, "how-to" videos on collecting and making herbarium specimens, and links to other well known herbariums and information. A tour of the herbarium and instruction on collecting and making pressed specimens will be included.
The program will begin immediately following a brief MNPS chapter business meeting.
Directions: From I-68 take exit 33 (Braddock Rd & Midlothian Rd exit). Follow Braddock Road approximately .2 miles to the entrance to the Appalachian Lab on the left side of the road (301 Braddock Road). There is plenty of parking in front of the building.