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Citizen science: Research Museums Center prairie restoration project begins

“The goal of the prairie restoration project is to restore part of the RMC grounds to a pollinator friendly prairie with Michigan native plants.” ~ Dr. Erika Tucker, Insect Division collection manager, U-M Museum of Zoology

EEB photo for the ages

The EEB group photo and an identification key will be placed in a 100-year time capsule that will be sealed beneath one of the pumas that flank the front entrance of the Museum of Natural History.

Welcome to the Herbarium

The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.

Michigan Flora October Featured Plant

 Ratibida columnifera -  Native to prairies and open ground west of the Great Lakes, adventive eastward chiefly along railroads. Learn More