The ‘Plant Gallery’ (ONLINE: www.seychellesplantgallery.com)
This is an exciting activity that YOU can take part in as well as make use of on the internet !
The ‘Plant Gallery’ is for EVERYONE to use. Whenever you want to know about a plant that you see in someone’s garden or in the
forest or growing by the roadside, you can go on the internet (use the link shown above) or visit the Natural History Museum in Victoria to use the photo gallery.
The ‘Plant Gallery’ is a collection of digital photos of plants which is linked to a database of information about all of the plants in
Seychelles. The ‘Plant Gallery’ already has photos of many native species in it. We want to include PHOTOS OF EVERY KIND OF PLANT IN SEYCHELLES and that is where your contributions will help!
YOU can take part if you are living in Seychelles: You have plants in your gardens, and see trees, creepers and roadside plants when you walk past them every day on your way to catch a bus or visit the local shops. Some of you have lived in an area for many years and know the plants and their uses and where they are growing. We need the help of ALL of you and we need your PHOTOS too!
The development of the ‘Plant Gallery’ was part of PCA’s Herbarium Project (2011-13) carried out in collaboration with the Seychelles Natural History Museum. Now the 'Plant Gallery is kept updated by the Seychelles National Herbarium, based in the Natural History Museum in Victoria. PLEASE NOTE that the Herbarium has RELOCATED to Room 2 of the building after La Ciotat building (along the Foret Noire Road) which is on the corner of the road leading to Victoria Hospital.
Want to know more? Pick up a leaflet about the ‘Seychelles Plant Gallery’ at the Natural History Museum or download a copy of the leaflet here. You can also find out more about this project in our newsletter: Kapisen 13
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
When you have photos or information about a plant:
1. Download the Plant Gallery participation form and fill it in (or print it and fill in by hand), making sure that you include your name, address and contact details.
2. EITHER - Send the completed form, along with the plant photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
OR - Take them on a USB, along with the completed form to the Natural History Museum in Victoria. You can do this if you have ordinary print photos also.
You will then become an official contributor and we will provide you in return with additional information about your plant (based on the records already in the database). The most valuable contributions will be selected for our plant photo gallery and you may also receive a colourful T-shirt.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS !