Draw and Create Specimen Challenge

By Amy Weiss

Apr 15 2020

Herbarium specimens are an important piece of a larger puzzle; helping people all over the world study plants, the places they live, and the other species that depend on them. Specimens are also interesting and beautiful—with a little imagination we can see all sorts of patterns and shapes.

Sometimes we all just need to have a little fun. What else do you see in these specimens—a house, a face, a unique creature? We challenge you to complete these specimens in your own creative way.

Pick a specimen (or many!) from the gallery above or from the A Closer Look gallery below. To save an image to your computer, so that you can create your masterpiece, right click on the image and select ‘Save image as’. 

Want more herbarium creative projects to do at home? Right this way.

A Closer Look

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