In the Field: Botany in the Wild

Fieldwork, while extremely important to the study of botany, is not always pleasant. Botanists put themselves in many difficult situations when going into the field to collect. They face dangerous terrain, unpredictable weather, annoying insects, uncomfortable travel conditions, and exposure to disease.. Botanists venture into new territories, scale giant trees, hang off rocky cliffs, and even dive underwater in search of new plants.



Photographic Materials

The Botany Libraries photograph collection holds more than 1,500 images of botanists and their families, the exploration for and collection of specimens, plants of economic importance, and group portraits of assemblies at botanical meetings. 

Additional photographs can be found in other collections of personal papers. Please consult the terms regarding use of these images; a permission form may be required. Please contact the Archivist with...

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