A trip to Washington, D.C.
I went to D.C. to present in the Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, Life on the Edge: Exceptional Plants in Exceptional Place. See recordings of my talk and of the whole symposium here. As I lived in Idaho at the time, this was a big travel! It was especially surreal as I had traveled so little the previous two years with the COVID-19 pandemic. My husband and 7-month-old came along for the trip, too! The symposium was fantastic as was working with the Data Science Lab in person. I had never actually been to the National Museum of Natural History before (and it had just recently reopened up its public exhibits), so it was a dream to be there. I had great conversations with the Symposium speakers, attendees, and organizers. I am so thankful for being invited to speak and to be able to visit. I can’t wait to go back! At the Washington Monument The Smithsonian Castle Baby with a Stegosaurus in the National Museum of Natural History Porcupines with prehensile tails in the National Zoo Baby looking at a seal in the National Zoo Me and Baby with our Stegosaurus souvenirs