Learn to mount and store plants


Interested in learning to collect and mount plant specimens for scientific or educational purposes or for personal use?

Then attend a workshop at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve on “Mounting and Storing Plants” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. Conducted by David Dyer, Curator of Natural History, this two-hour workshop will cover the ethics of plant collecting, methods of pressing and drying specimens, use of archival materials and methods of mounting plant specimens.

A properly collected, mounted and stored specimen will last hundreds of years. Over 130 specimens collected by Lewis and Clark on their expedition across North America survive after over 200 years.

The workshop will have a hands-on approach and participants will be able to practice mounting dried plant specimens.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. For Ohio History Connection members or Cedar Bog Association members it is $5.

For more information on events at Cedar Bog, call 937-484-3744 or email [email protected].

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