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Fueling Activity Through Dried Botanical Specimens – Hilltop Arboretum’s Discover Nature Program

September 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


“Fueling Activity Through Dried Botanical Specimens”

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm

Featuring Jennifer Kluse

Registration is $10 for students and members of Hilltop and/or LMNGBR, $15 for non-members, and free for Hilltop members at the Magnolia Level ($250) and above.

Join us for a virtual tour of the LSU Herbarium to learn about its rich history and availability of its resources available to the public. Looking to identify that plant? Is it native to our state? A treasure trove of plant material, the Herbarium is a collection of dried, pressed plant and fungi collections that support scientific research and is considered to be the hub of botany in the state. With more than 370,000 specimens, the Herbarium has the largest collection of plants and fungi in Louisiana.

Jennifer Kluse is the Collections Manager of the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium Collection. She has worked in herbaria and museum collections throughout the country to better understand the natural world through the lens of ecology and conservation. She has a master’s degree from UC Berkeley, but since her time in Louisiana has grown a new love for lichens in addition to her initial love of plants.

For more information contact LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 225-767-6916,  or email hilltop@lsu.edu.

sample of files and work from LSU herbarium


September 26, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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