Dylan Hannon, curator of tropical plants and conservatory collections at Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, visited MBC from June 4-7 to collect plant propagation material for inclusion in the Huntington’s newly constructed Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science.

Dylan is a veteran plant explorer; highlights among his extensive botanical travels include Mexico and Ecuador. Recently, Dylan has made two expeditions to the arid tropical island of Socotra, off the coast of Somalia. Dylan presented images and accounts of his botanical studies on Socotra in a seminar titled “A Natural History of Socotra” in the Nixon Smiley Meeting Room at Montgomery Botanical Center.