Early Land Plants
How Are They Found?
Field Museum staff work across the globe to conserve the natural world, provide resources to build vibrant communities, and bring people and nature together. With the diversity of life and cultures severely threatened around the world, the Museum's scientific expertise can play a major role in ensuring a strong future where diversity can thrive.
THINK ABOUT: Laura mentioned packing up the mosses in waterproof pieces of paper and taking them back to study; what are other ways bryologists can pack and preserve plants they will study in the future?
THINK ABOUT: Laura looked at the moss and assumed she might have found a new species. How do you think scientists differentiate species within the same genus? What characteristics would you look out for if you were out in the field?