UAM Herbarium Update
The Plants of Arkansas: skeletal records for our southernmost herbarium (Part 4) expedition completed overnight. Over the past 13 months, we've transcribed 27,597 skeletal records from the UAM herbarium.
I'll be inside for work tomorrow due to rain and look forward to processing this expedition to upload the data and capture the information we need to support our grant. Looks like I'll be able to meet the Sept 4 deadline from all your hard work!
I’ll prepare a collection summary for the UAM data you transcribed, too. I’m most excited about seeing the geographic distribution of all the specimens – it’ll be fun to make a map to share with you! Can you guess who collected the most specimens for the herbarium?
I’m off to work in my yard for the first time in weeks. It’s sopping wet from the huge thunderstorms that moved through last night, but it’s <80 degrees and time to start prepping for fall planting.
I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your weekend, and thank you again for so quickly finishing this expedition series.
Botanist / Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Coordinator