Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 14, 2019

Google Doodle celebrates tenacious Mexican-American botanist Ynes Mexía

CNET reported Google celebrating botanist Ynes Mexía

She often risked life and limb to collect thousands of specimens, some of which had never been seen before.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google dedicated its Doodle on Sunday to the Mexican-American botanist. It was on this date in 1925 that Mexía embarked on her first botanical expedition, traveling to Mexico with a group from Stanford University to collect rare botanical species. But the 55-year-old Mexía soon decided she could accomplish more on her own and abandoned the group to travel the country for two years.

Read more at Google Doodle celebrates tenacious Mexican-American botanist Ynes Mexía – CNET


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