The Botany Club at COA has met for the second time on Tuesday evening. We spent time learning about the greenhouse on campus and seeing all the cool plants there. We tasted some Stevia, and were quite stricken with its overwhelming sweetness. Also part of the meeting, we checked out the herbarium on campus. I mentioned that I would be more than willing to teach anyone about how to collect, press, and mount plants for the herbarium, or even for their own personal collection. I believe there are few things more fun, peaceful, and rewarding, than collecting, pressing, identifying, and mounting plants.
Attendance was great, and I am looking forward to the botanical enthusiasm new students are bringing to COA.