If you have a few minutes, check out the BFS exhibit now on display in the Honnold Library (just inside the main north entrance). The exhibit, which is guest-curated by BFS Interim Manager Jennifer Gee, Rancho Santa Ana Herbarium Workroom Manager Erika Gardner, and students Claire Pershan (Pomona ’15) and Zoe Jacob (Scripps ’15), will run at least through graduation weekend, so it’s a great stop for visiting families.
The exhibit features historic materials from the Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections, including maps that date back to 1897, materials and photos from Robert J. Bernard, and photos of the Claremont Colleges Infirmary when it was still in service.
Also featured are historic photos of the Bernard Field Station printed from the Larry Oglesby Collection, which consists of 35-mm color slides taken by Professor Larry Oglesby, Professor of Biology at Pomona College from 1968–1999. The exhibit includes a “Then and Now” section where Professor Oglesby’s photos are compared to recent photographs:
Other sections of the exhibit include collecting equipment and its uses and publications resulting from student work at the BFS.
Lastly, the importance of voucher specimens is highlighted with images of BFS herbarium specimens from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and lichen specimens from the University of California Riverside Herbarium.
Please do stop by if you get a chance!