Plant pressing, hot tea, and good times at the first herbarium tea!


The Massey Herbarium hosted its first herbarium tea last Friday! Over 50 people from several departments attended and enjoyed tea, coffee, cake, and a plant pressing demonstration.


Attendees were given a tour of the collection and a chance to see some of our more unusual specimens, including a sample from 1829.


Curator Jordan Metzgar gave a demonstration of plant pressing techniques for the crowd.


Our Specimen Selfie Station was popular!


People were particularly impressed by the beauty of this yellow lady slipper specimen.


Thanks to Dr. Brenda Winkel, Gloria Schoenholtz, and Lindsay Key for photos! More images are on our facebook post.