June 2006- A Century in the Crum is one student's blog project pairing photos he's taken of Crum Woods flowers with the watercolors painted by naturalist Samuel Palmer some 50 years ago.
The Biology department is pleased to announce
the release of digital versions of
Samuel Palmer's drawings of local flora as well as the
plant specimens of the Biology Department Herbarium
Collection. A searchable database was created
with a total of 6616 records. The database is available
for demonstration and searches via the Internet..
This tremendous amount of work was possible thanks the participation
of two undergraduate students, Laura Carballo '05 and Sang
Phadungchob '05, working in conjunction with Rachel Wallace,
our very own laboratory instructor. Funding was provided
by the Biology Department and the Office of the Provost.
Both the Swarthmore College Herbarium Collection and
the Palmer Collection are managed under the supervision
of Professor Jose-Luis Machado. If you need further
information please contact Jose-Luis