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Les Herbonautes

Main Project Information
Presented By Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris
Goal Create a scientific database from photos of the herbarium
Task Transcribe labels of historical botany collections
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

This french site offers you to participate in the creation of a scientific database from millions of plants of photos of the french herbaria.
In exploring these plants and their labels to determine when and where it was collected. The data you find are valuable elements to learn more about biodiversity and measure and predict erosion.

How to Join

All participants are happily welcome. You can register at

Project Timing Our project is recurrent
Social Media
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Tags crowdsourcing, france, hand-writting, herbarium, labels, online, plants, web
Project Updated 05/23/2018