Saturday, August 10, 2013
There are numerous wonderful plant blogs on the internet these days, a small sampling of which you can follow in the sidebar on the right of this page. There's a new addition to the list there, a blog by my friend and fellow fern-fancier Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum. Nathalie is based at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, and her research focuses on the evolution of ferns and cycads. She has spent the past several weeks traveling around North America, going to conferences, working at herbaria, and visiting old friends and haunts (Nathalie's academic journey has included stops at Berkeley, Duke, and Harvard). I was lucky enough to see her not once, but twice, first at Botany in New Orleans, and then in Gainesville when she stopped here for a few days. She has been chronicling her travels on her blog, and it's been great fun to follow along. She's currently in Mexico, where she's been seeing ruins and visiting the stunning UNAM herbarium - see her post about it for pictures! I'm flattered that I also got a mention - thanks Nathalie! Can't wait to see you again!