Herbarium and Butterfly Garden
The Texas Woman's University Herbarium features many ongoing and newly added specimens as well as a historical collection. Our historical collection contains specimens donated by well-known Texas collectors and botanists between 1903 and 1947, and is particularly valuable for the biological information it provides concerning the flora of many areas in Texas (including Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Austin, Houston and Big Bend National Park), and several regions in New England and Mexico. The Herbarium involves both undergraduate and graduate students in curatorial and scientific projects while also providing an important source of knowledge for the scientific and regional communities.
- Herbarium Use Policy
- Collection Management Policy
- History of the Herbarium
- Herbarium Mission and Goals
The Herbarium is located on the third floor of the graduate research building (GRB R324) on TWU's Denton campus.
If you wish to view or use specimens in our collections, please contact the Herbarium curator, Camelia Maier, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use of the Herbarium is by prior arrangement only and restricted to normal working hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday). For more information, please visit the Herbarium Use Policy page.
Dr. Bettye Meyers Butterfly Garden
Texas Woman's University has approved a native plant butterfly garden, or pollinator garden, for the Denton campus that will attract and sustain monarchs and many other butterflies, bees and birds. Biology department faculty and students are very much involved in the building and maintenance of the garden, as well as garden research and outreach projects. The butterfly garden project will proceed in two phases: Phase I, on the grounds of the Ann Stuart Science Complex, and Phase II, west of the Texas pond, which will be a large “showcase garden." The project will provide students with many opportunities to “learn by doing” and to serve the university by creating a beautiful landmark on campus.