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

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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.

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

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

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Our Specimen Selfie Station was popular!

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

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