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8. Herbariums: Meditations on Forgotten Flora

September 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In Field Study: Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium, award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys continues her series of nature meditations by taking a deep look at the mostly forgotten world of herbariums. With the help of archival photos, illustrations, and her own drawings, Helen reflects on the humble beauty of herbariums from the 19th and 20th centuries. With Tricia Knowles, she will discuss these careful records of plant specimens, the contributions of amateur naturalists, literary figures like Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau, and, ultimately, the importance of finding solace in nature.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Helen is supported by Author Patrons Justin Connidis and Julia McArthur.
We are grateful for our Arts Partnership with Skeleton Park Press and our Educational Sponsor Queen’s University Archives.

Donations gratefully accepted



September 24, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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