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March 2001 Chapter Meeting-- Program
ERNIE SCHUYLER spoke on the "Botanical Results
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition."
Dr. Schuyler demonstrated how University of Pennsylvnia
botantist Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton taught Lewis how to press and
preserve over 200 new plants on their trek and explained how they
got back to the herbarium at the Academy of Natural Science (ANS).
Pi DiPiazza photographed these examples of plants Dr.
Schuyler had collected and pressed.
Chapter members had many questions for Dr. Schuyler
about the collections.