NSF kills Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIGs)

The National Science Foundation has decided to no longer support graduate student research with DDIGs. It's a sad state of affairs. Here's an article about it

Because that news is a huge bummer, below is a pleasant video of Micranthes in a field of flowers on top of a mountain I filmed a few years ago in Oregon. 





Fascination of Plants Day

To celebrate Fascination of Plants Day Cody Howard and I set up a few outreach events at the Florida Museum of Natural History! I quizzed people about their poison ivy knowledge while Cody taught people about the fascinating world of underground plants like potatoes, ginger, and tulip bulbs. We love plants! 

Check out the FLMNH's facebook page about the event!