Botanising trips with Linnaeus & his students

The expeditions always began promptly at 7am with a break for lunch at 2pm and a short rest at 4pm, while the professor gave demonstrations every half hour. In between, people were not allowed to wander willy-nilly over the countryside, but were divided into platoons, each responsible for a particular area. There was a secretary to keep notes, a prefect to keep order and a marksman to shoot birds for dissection. When the outing was over, the party would march back into the town with banners waving, French horns and bugles sounding, Linnaeus at the head like the leader of a victorious army.

(awaiting details of the source of this extract from Jim for inclusion here)