Harvard Gazette: Thoreau’s 200th birthday brings gift for botanists

Harvard Gazette: Thoreau’s 200th birthday brings gift for botanists. “Henry David Thoreau wandered the forests and fields around his home in Concord, making the observations that brought him fame. He also collected specimens of the plants he found there, preserving about 820 for identification and study…. In honor of Thoreau’s 200th birthday, on July 12, hundreds of new images of his specimens, along with the data associated with them, will be posted online, part of a larger effort to digitize and open to the public the 5.5 million dried plant specimens in the Herbaria’s collection.”

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