Ferns in the News
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Ferns in the News

This weekend, sword ferns among the redwoods got their 15 minutes of fame as OpenRoad with Doug McConnell and the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on how drought is impacting their vigor. My long-term research project Fern Watch has helped us realize that sword fern populations are dynamic and tell us a lot about recent weather … Continue reading

Wild Hope
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Wild Hope

I’m so proud to be a contributing writer for the premier issue of Wild Hope. It’s a new print magazine about preserving Earth’s biodiversity co-created by naturalists, conservations, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, biologists, ecologists, nature writers, photographers, and artists. My article reflects on climbing a redwood tree and is entitled, The World Above Us. You can order … Continue reading

Foggy Focus
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Foggy Focus

The new issue of Bay Nature has an article on the fantastic and ephemeral feature of our local climate — fog. The article, Demystifying Mist, describes the science of studying fog and conjures up images of misty forest days that are so familiar to me. Watching fog roll into the redwood forest and drip on … Continue reading