Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) is considered to be the founder of modern taxonomy.
In 1730 Linnaeus started giving lectures of botany at Uppsala University
and later became professor of botany. Carl Linnaeus made
lots of excursions on the European mainland, producing lists of all wild
flower species he discovered. Even nowadays it is possible to go to the
same locations, follow the same paths Linnaeus followed and write down the
wild flower species that are present there. In fact, we can do the same as
is what the website BotanicalJourneys.com
is all about. The journeys presented on this site are made by Rutger Barendse (Belgium) and
Jeroen Willemsen (The Netherlands). We are trying to put our Botanical
Journeys (in Europe) in an accessible format, presenting a list of the
plants we have seen and their location. For many Journeys we have added a
report of the trips, in which we point out the botanical highlights and give you some tipson where te go and what to see.
Pictures and links to Google Maps will help you to finding
the location of the recorded plant species. We will also give a list of the
books we have used for each specific journey.
Click here to see our
complete list of Botanical Journeys
select a BotanicalJouney from the map: