Samuel McCutchen Bain

illustration for Bain DWG

(14 January 1869 – 30 January 1919) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has about a dozen vascular plant specimens collected by S. M. Bain. It is likely that more will be found as our collections are cataloged.  Bain’s specimens curated by NCU date from 1891-1893 and were collected in Tennessee….

Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference honors William Chambers Coker

poster presentation at MASMC 2019

by Van Cotter, Herbarium Research Associate, UNC-CH Herbarium (NCU); Suzanne Cadwell, Director, ITS-Educational Technologies; Dan Meyers, Corbin Bryan, and Davis Upchurch, Undergraduates UNC-CH On April 17-18, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is co-hosting the annual Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference (MASMC) along with the UNC-CH Herbarium (NCU) and the UNC-CH Biology Department.  Due to continued pandemic…

Herbarium nabs NC’s first voucher specimen of “fossil fungus”

Neolecta vitellina

by Van Cotter, Herbarium Research Associate, UNC at CH Herbarium (NCU) and John S. Gibbs, Willow Spring, North Carolina Thanks to the dedicated mycological exploration by the junior author, who is 13 years old and has an avid interest in mycology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) now has the first…

Norton G. Miller

(4 February 1942 – 7 December 2011) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 40 lichen and moss specimens collected by Norton Miller. As more of these collections are cataloged more of his specimens may be found.  Dr. Miller was a visiting professor in the Botany Department at UNC-CH…

Steven Worth Leonard

A portrait of Steven Worth Leonard looking of camera in the forest.

(b. 1943) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates more than 1,700 vascular plant specimens and about 90 bryophyte specimens collected by Steven Worth Leonard.  As we continue to catalog our collections we will find more specimens collected by him. Most specimens were collected in the United States, particularly in the…

Francis Joseph LeClair

A black and white photograph of Francis Joseph LeClair.

(21 June 1884 – 11 November 1973) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 100 vascular plant specimens collected by Francis J. LeClair. Without doubt more will be found as cataloging of collections continues. LeClair collected specimens throughout the southeastern United States, especially in Bay Minette (Baldwin County, Alabama),…

Charles Fuller Baker

A black and white portrait of Charles Fuller Baker.

22 March, 1872 — 22 July 1927 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about one hundred vascular plant specimens collected by Charles Fuller Baker — about a dozen collected solely by him in 1898, and another eighty or so collected with Franklin Sumner Earle in 1896-1899.   Most were collected in…

Battle Park Internship

An information kiosk stands to the left of a wooded trail in Battle Park.

A summer internship opportunity at Battle Park Note: This internship is open to current undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill only. Applications due: 3/14/2021 Location: Battle Park and other NCBG natural areas in Chapel Hill Duration: 3 months (approximately mid-May to mid-August 2021) Hours: Full time; typically Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break Pay:…

Martha Decker DeBerry Horticulture Internship

A summer internship opportunity at Coker Arboretum Note: This internship is open to current students at UNC-Chapel Hill only. Applications due: 2/28/2021 Location: Coker Arboretum Duration: 3 months (approximately mid-May to mid-August 2021) Hours: Full time; typically Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break Pay: $10.61/hour About the Garden: The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG)…