NATURE’S BELOVED SON:
REDISCOVERING JOHN MUIR’S BOTANICAL LEGACY

January 25 through March 16, 2014  

In the spirit in which John Muir embraced the botanical world,Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy traced the famed early environmentalist’s travels through North America and presented digitally restored images of the actual plants that he held in his hands, carried in his pockets, and preserved as specimens. This traveling exhibition was produced by Exhibit Envoy and was based on the Heyday Books publication of the same name.

Image: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

California Polypod fern (Polypodium californicum) [Digitally restored scans of John Muir’s original plant specimens]

California Polypod fern (Polypodium californicum)
[Digitally restored scans of John Muir’s original plant specimens]