Led by local botanist Mihaela Sava, the school began recording in 2023 the flowering plants growing in the hay meadows and margins of the forest above the village.
Specimen plants, collected & prepared by Mihaela, are stored in our own herbarium. We estimate that there are over 300 species to record.
To accompany the herbarium, the school is creating an illustrated guide to the flowering plants of Copșa Mare. All illustrations are drawn from living specimens found above the village, with botanical descriptions provided by Mihaela Sava.
The project is funded from income generated by school fees.
Mariella Baldwin & Mihaela Sava collecting specimen plants for our herbarium. Photo by Christian Doyle.