An Herbarium Legacy

I found many treasures during my travels last week.

This one has inspired me very much.

It was an herbarium on display in the Island in the Sky, Canyonlands Utah visitor’s center.

I inquired about it to a young ranger.

“Karen did it.” was his reply “She’s a legend.”

Is Karen here? I asked. “She died in the ’80’s.” he said.

Karen has been gone for almost forty years and I am enjoying her legacy.

It was beautifully done. The flower cards had color-coded margins.

Each plant specimen had a whole plant photo and plant description with it.

I can do this! Maybe this will be my next project for a North Carolina park.

This is good stuff. This is how people learn to identify plants.

Thank you Karen. You are a legend.

Flower

7 thoughts on “An Herbarium Legacy

    1. As a former teacher, I know how important it is to have a photo and the actual plant. This was beautifully done and was holding up really well for its 40 years. I wish I knew how Karen did this. Thanks for appreciating this post.

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