On Saturday, June 6, librarians at the Woods Hole Public Library will run a session teaching children how to make their own simple plant press. This will prepare them to collect, press, and preserve their own plant samples. The session, which is open to children over age 5 and their parents, starts at 2 PM.
After constructing their presses out of cardboard, newspaper, mounting paper, and straps, the group will proceed (weather permitting) to a nearby site to collect a few field flowers then return to the Library to help the children take the first few steps in creating their own herbarium, a pleasure which should last them not only all summer, but also their whole lives long.
To sign up or ask questions, call the Library at 508-548-8961.