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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.

 

Updated August 13, 2001
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