Mary Treat (1830 – 1923) was an entomologist, a botanist, and an ornithologist. She spent many years of her life in Vineland, New Jersey, observing nature in her backyard and in the nearby Pine Barrens. She was a prolific writer, recounting her work in books and articles. In addition, she shared her observations, particularly those pertaining to insectivorous plants, with such prominent scientists as Charles Darwin and Asa Gray. In this poster, we present a brief sketch of Treat's life as a pioneering woman naturalist of the 19th century and discuss her contributions to science.
Keywords: historical entomology, insectivorous plants
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