When Hairy Met the Herbarium

UNC Herbarium volunteers searching for truffles

Genea hispidula, a tiny truffle, an Exciting Discovery in Battle Park! By Van T. Cotter, Dan Meyers, Ezra Knight, and Corbin Bryan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) On January 26, 2020, a team of four fearless fungal Herbarium volunteers went to Battle Park to collect more of the fascinating truffle parasite…

Arthur Stanley Pease

(22 September 1881 – 7 January 1964) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued about fifty vascular plants and half a dozen fungi collected by Arthur Stanley Pease. It is likely that more will be found as cataloging continues. Most of Pease’s specimens held by NCU are from New England….

Make your own eco-friendly holiday ornaments

Every year we challenge ourselves to make our holiday tree theme both festive and relevant to our mission. In the recent past, we’ve seen many beautiful decorations made from seed pods, hand-colored native plant images, and “upcycled” holiday cards. This year, most of the ornaments were made from edible elements that can later be consumed…