The last few months have been a flurry of activity at UCBG, both at the Garden and in the field. In the later realm, I recently had an exciting opportunity to join biologist Héctor Gómez-Domínguez for field work in Chiapas, Mexico. Héctor is not only a gifted botanist but also a dedicated conservationist and I…

My fiancé Max and I are members of the UC Botanical Garden and find it to be a truly magical place. It’s one of our favorite places in the world and we visit at least weekly. Our latest visit to the garden led to an unforgettable adventure. Strolling through the herb garden toward the tropical…

At the end of last month, I had the pleasure of representing UCBG at the XIX International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China.  Given that the IBC is only held every six years, it was a much anticipated and heavily attended event. Over 6500 botanists from around the world convened for an intense week of scientific…

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