Specimen Collecting Kit
June and December designed and developed this specimen collecting kit to share their love of collecting, observing, and preserving memories during outdoor adventures. Collect and preserve specimens found in the field with the pocket-sized tin, then use the contents to prepare, encapsulate, and display your finds. Each kit is meticulously assembled by hand in the June and December studio in Michigan.
Specimen Collecting Kit includes:
- 5.5” x 3.75” x 1” pocket-sized tin
- Ten assorted glass display bottles + corks
- Stainless tweezers
- 6 stainless specimen pins
- Instruction booklet
Respect the environment and its offerings, leave no trace behind. Never trespass, know where you can and can’t take from nature. Know before you go and follow all local, state, and federal laws. Minimize what you collect as not to disturb a microhabitat. Never collect live insects.
Meet the Makers
Storied goods for home + life is the driving force behind the vision of Katie and Nick Forte, founders of June + December. With an adventurous spirit and the idea that the most memorable gifts have a meaningful story to tell they set out to create a brand that would honor the wise ancient tradition of storytelling. They hope their nature inspired goods will remind you of a recent adventure, a memorable dinner, or a fond childhood memory.
About the Artist / Katie’s Designs
Upon first glance at the designs of June + December it will be no surprise that Katie draws her inspiration from nature and her collection of clipped sprigs and forest finds. Her artwork celebrates and explores the natural wonder found all around us, like the fern: often walked on and overlooked, the fern adds green to the darkest forest shadows where the sunlight remains elusive.