This video recounts the legacy of Kate Furbish, a botanical collector and painter born in New Hampshire in 1834. Bucking the conventions of her time, Kate roamed the forest all by herself to learn about the ecology. She collected nearly 5000 specimen, most of which are now housed in Harvard natural history collection. She was well regarded by other botanist for painting the endangered plants, Pedicularis Furbishiae which grows only in Maine and was extinct till 1976. Its rediscovery actually prevented to construction of 1.3 billion dollar dam. Photo Credit: Brilliant Botany