This past month the Ray J. Davis Herbarium has been fortunate to have members of the ID-Upper Snake Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program volunteer about 50 hours of their time. On Tuesday April 26th, five of them spent part of a day making plant vouchers. This involves laying out the dried press plants so that all characteristics of the plant are shown, gluing on a label with collection information on it and a fragment envelope for any leftover plant material. They were able to mount over 30 plant specimens for the collection. Some have also learned how to database. Because our collection is online, once volunteers are trained they can work from home.
We always welcome new volunteers to help with a diverse number of projects in all division of the museum.
If you would like more information to volunteer in Life Sciences please email Janet Bala, Life Sciences Collection Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other volunteer opportunities email imnh.@isu.edu.