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Strange Beauty: Botanical Collecting in the Victorian Tropics

  • Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 W. Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. (map)

Collecting tropical plants was difficult in the Victorian era, but doing so could mean a lifetime of professional security for a young explorer. Elaine Ayers of Princeton University will share stories of women collectors who went to great lengths to collect, preserve and display these plants.


Earlier Event: March 14
Designing Your Backyard Eco-Orchard
Later Event: March 18
Mercer Green Fest