Example of a panel display:
Erika Sonder is a field biologist, naturalist and nature artist. Erika has master's degree in environmental studies from Antioch New England Graduate School and a bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University. She gives workshops demonstrating the techniques of specimen collection, plant pressing and mounting used for the preparation of scientific herbarium specimens. She was formerly Assistant Curator of Vascular Plants for the New England Botanical Club herbarium at Harvard University. The initiation of her Portable Herbarium business has been the ideal marriage of art and science. In addition to their value as objects of beauty her prints of herbarium specimens are used as tools in education, displays in nature centers and in museums to introduce the biodiversity of New England flora to the general public.
Erika is the mother of five grown children and resides with her husband, Ray, in Ipswich, Mass. Among her goals are the preservation of open space and the promotion of interest in nature.