Queen's University Biological Station


Biological Station


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On Thursday February 5th and Friday February 6th a number of us including grad student and Society for Conservation Biology volunteers, began the enormous job of moving the Fowler Herbarium from the basement of the Biosciences Complex to its new home in the Jessie Deslauriers Centre for Biology at QUBS. With 144,000 specimens and some cabinets weighing in at over 200 kgs it was a daunting task. There was a trip on each of Thursday and Friday with a fully-loaded rental truck > 8 metres long. Only about 75% of the collection was moved on these two days but already the new facility showcases this important botanical collection - much more organizing and moving to be done!

  • At he Biosci loading dock

    Part of the moving team at the Biosciences loading dock Thursday February 5th 2015

  • Offloading the cabinets at QUBS.

    Offloading the heavy herbarium cabinets using the tractor.

  • Herbarium. Moving one of the smaller cabinets.

    Moving part of the bryophyte collection in.

  • Herbarium. Organizing the cabinets.

    Organizing the cabinets into sequence - all 144,000 specimens.

  • Herbarium. Cabinets in place.

    Director Stephen Lougheed between rows of herbarium cabinets arranged in sequence.