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Historic Herbaria

November 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst.

Jim Battaglia will introduce the 20,000 botanical specimens at SUNY Buffalo State University’s Eckert Herbarium. He will look at some historic plant collections and their stories from the age of Linnaeus to yesterday. 

Battaglia is a founding member of NFBS and its first president. He is WNY’s foremost lichenologist, was the driving force behind the re-opening of the Clinton Herbarium at the Buffalo Museum of Science under the leadership of NFBS members in 2010, and has been curator of the Eckert Herbarium since 2011. 

Refreshments will follow in celebration of NFBS’ 40th anniversary.

Admission is free.