The Botanical Lovecast

#12 Robin Long, and the Mothers of Botany

February 15, 2020 Botanical Lovecast Season 1 Episode 12
The Botanical Lovecast
#12 Robin Long, and the Mothers of Botany
Show Notes

Theophrastus, Linnaeus, Banks; we're well acquainted with the Fathers of Botany but the female pioneers of botany are often overlooked, if recognised at all. Robin Long works for the department of Conservation in New Zealand, surveying plant life across New Zealand. She didn't want to talk about work though, she wanted to tell the stories of Jeanne Baret, and Ellen Hutchins, and their contributions to Botany.