Research Exhibit & Researcher Seminar Series

The BRIT research team has created "BRIT Collections: The Hidden Gardens of BRIT" a unique exhibit designed for visitors to learn more about BRIT's valuable collections that will open on May 18th. Visitors will see dried and pressed specimens from various subsections of the BRIT herbarium, examples of the various digital collections currently housed at BRIT, and specimens from our Mycology and Bryology collections. The exhibit will also have a display on several rare and important books from the library collection.


In addition, late April and May are dedicated to learning more about the various research that occurs at BRIT. We hope you will be able to join us for one or all of the special BRIT Researcher Seminars that we will be hosting during this time. These presentations will occur from noon - 1:00 pm in the BRIT Commons.

  • April 26 - Dwayne Estes, The Pennyroyal Plain Prairie: A vision for restoring a forgotten ecosystem
  • May 3 -    Dan Caudle, Acadian Adventures - Natural Resource Management in Cajun Country  
  • May10 -   Denis Benjamin, The edibility of wild mushrooms; some common adverse reactions - incidence and 
  • May 17 -  Brooke Best, Up There in the Air: BRIT’s Living Roof
  • May 24 -  Jason Best, Tiana Rehman & Peter Fritsch, Out of the Cabinets: characterizing the contents of the
                     BRIT herbarium
  • May 31 -  Peter Fritsch, Cryptic species in North American redbuds (Cercis) and the search for Madrean-
                     Tethyan links

You can learn more about these presentations on our BRIT Brown Bag Speaker Series page.


These events are all free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!