Kuntze in Trinidad

Mar 19 2019

Otto Kuntze collected this plant in Trinidad in 1874. 360° view of…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Otto Kuntze 1874-1876 Trip Around the World

Mar 21 2019

Otto Kuntze spent two full years from February 1874 to February 1876 traveling around…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Otto Kuntze 1891-1893 Trip through South America

Mar 26 2019

From 1891 to 1893 Otto Kuntze explored South America. He started this…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Thomas Gaither - Activist and Biologist

Feb 1 2021

Collectors

Dr. Thomas Walter Gaither (1938 - ) was born in Great Falls, South…


By Laura Briscoe

James Lendemer

Mar 21 2019

Collectors

James Lendemer is one of the youngest curators at the New York…


By Laura Briscoe

4 Millionth Specimen

Apr 22 2019

Specimen Stories

With 7,800,000 specimens in our herbarium, reaching 4,000,000 specimens catalogued in our…


By Laura Briscoe

J. K. Small's exploration in Southern Florida, 1915

Apr 21 2019

Expeditions

John Kunkel Small, botanist and herbarium curator at the the New York Botanical…


By Amy Weiss

J. K. Small and the changing Florida landscape

Apr 21 2019

People had been living in Florida for centuries, but there is little…


By Amy Weiss

Art Cronquist's Hat

Mar 9 2019

ExpeditionsCollectors

If you spend time looking at herbarium specimens collected by Arthur Cronquist,…


By Amy Weiss

John Kunkel Small

Apr 21 2019

Collectors

John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) was a taxonomist and botanical explorer, who specialized…


By Amy Weiss

John Muir

Apr 2 2019

Collectors

John Muir (1838–1914) was an influential naturalist and conservationist, and co-founder of the…


By Amy Weiss

Typical: Christmas in the clouds

Dec 24 2019

Collectors

Bassett Maguire (1904–1991), a botanist who spent the majority of his career…


By Amy Weiss

Bigelow's mushroom photographs

May 25 2022

Works of Art

In the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden there are over 30,000…


By Amy Weiss

Salix loan to Japan

Jul 30 2019

Specimen Stories

Botany is a collaborative science that relies on sharing data and specimens…


By Amy Weiss

A botanist's best friend

Aug 19 2019

Specimen Stories

Botanists and dogs make good companions in the field. Dogs provide companionship, warn…


By Amy Weiss

Western Road Trip

Jul 23 2019

Expeditions

In the summer of 1952, recently retired Wabash College¹ botany professor Albert…


By Amy Weiss

George Washington Carver

Feb 5 2019

Collectors

George Washington Carver (1860s–1943) was an inventor, teacher, botanist, and mycologist (a…


By Amy Weiss

Good grief, Charles Geyer

Mar 1 2019

Collectors

Charles (Karl) A. Geyer was a pioneer botanical collector of the Northwestern…


By Amy Weiss

Exploring the Bahamas with Lewis Jones Knight Brace

Sep 19 2019

CollectorsExpeditions

The Bahamas suffered its worst natural disaster recently as Hurricane Dorian, a…


By Matthew C. Pace

The LGBTQ+ Legacy of NYBG: Out of the…

Jun 27 2019

Collectors

Herbarium specimens are kept in metal cabinets to protect them from damage.…


By Matthew C. Pace

NYBG 2021 New Species Review!

Dec 24 2021

Focus on Science

Every year, botanists describe hundreds of new plant, fungal, and lichen species from…


By Matthew C. Pace

NYBG 2023 New Species Review!

Dec 21 2023

Focus on Science

Every year, botanists describe hundreds of new plants, algae, fungi, and lichens…


By Matthew C. Pace

NYBG 2022 New Species Review!

Dec 22 2022

Focus on Science

Every year, botanists describe hundreds of new plant, algal, fungal, and lichen…


By Matthew C. Pace

Mary Agnes Chase: Mentor, Activist, Botanist

Mar 20 2020

Women in Science

Mary Agnes Chase was a self educated, determined, and influential botanist. Early…


By Leanna Feder

Ynes Mexia

Mar 6 2019

Collectors

Ynes Mexia began her botanical career at age 55 when she embarked…


By Leanna Feder

John Torrey’s Trip to California and Colorado, 1872

Jun 28 2019

Expeditions

In July of 1872, John Torrey and his daughter Margaret departed on…


By Sarah Dutton

The Biltmore Herbarium: Botany and America’s Largest Home

May 31 2019

ExpeditionsSpecimen Stories

Biltmore, a Gilded Era mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, is America’s largest…


By McKenna Coyle

"Posy" Dodge, an Exemplary Citizen Scientist

Nov 19 2020

Collectors

In an age of growing efforts to engage the public in research…


By Kate Samra

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