Free, Lecture

CNPS Channel Islands Monthly Meeting

CNPS Channel Islands and Annie Ayers
The Blaksley Library - Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
February 20, 2024

Join the Garden’s herbarium technician and CNPS Channel Islands board member, Annie Ayers, for a presentation on the power of botanical museums. After an introduction to herbaria, Ayers will showcase the resources available on the state botanical natural history collection website- known as the Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH2).

This meeting is open to the public and no registration is required.

About Annie:

As an herbarium technician, Annie Ayers collects, processes, and catalogs plant museum specimens for the Clifton Smith Herbarium at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Through this process, Annie works with the Biodiversity Team to better understand the depth and breadth of our California flora. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, minoring in anthropology and geography, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Prior to working at the Garden, Annie worked in herbaria in San Luis Obispo; Flagstaff, Arizona; and St. Louis, Missouri, through which she developed a deep passion for botany collections work. Annie has a background working on floristics, vegetation surveys, biomass surveys, and taxonomic research. 

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