I just returned from a wonderful visit to Iowa State University. I was invited to give a talk in their Biology seminar, and spent a lovely few days meeting faculty and students, and of course going on a fern field trip with Don Farrar to Ledges State Park. We saw lots of gametophytes and I got to experience some real fall weather. Despite a wretched chest cold that stole my voice and required me to whisper into a mic during my talk, I had a great time. Many thanks to my excellent host, Li Wang!
Thanks to Tracy Heath for the photo above, of me covered in gametophytes during my talk!