I’ve just recieved the good news that I’ve been awarded a Sinnott Award from the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University to fund a project investigating physiological differences in petioles with a single or multiple vascular bundle arrangements! Super excited!

Our review of what may happen to the sugar conducting plant tissues (phloem) of trees in the winter is officially out! Still a lot we do not know!

Sieve elements (smallish bright yellow cells) in the leaf of a lupine.πŸ”¬

My new review about seasonality and the implications for long distance phloem transport is now out in advance access!!

Sieve elements identified by the LM26 antibody in the leaf of a lupine (Lupinus spp) πŸ”¬πŸŒ³πŸŒ±

Sieve cells (rectangular cells in center third of image) in White Cedar stained with the help of an antibody specific to those cells. These are the cells that move sugar around the plant body. πŸ”¬πŸŒ²πŸŒ±

I was recently featured in the Botanical Society of America’s spotlight series for early-career scientists. This was fun to do and a great new BSA series. πŸŽ“

Ok 🍎, I’m in for Arcade… Mini Motorways (similar to Mini Metro), Oceanhorn 2, Skate City – ALL the games I’ve tried are very well done. This is a game changer for the App Store…

Cactus 🌡🌸 in the greenhouse at Minnesota Duluth.

Slide over works in the new public beta!, πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Things I did at work today…

So, I have to say, this is pretty nice. The widgets just seem so natural. πŸ“±

New water conducting tissue (xylem) in Boxelder! Right at the interface between the blue staining tissue and the purple staining tissue. So young it doesn’t even stain blue yet! 🌻

The ferns are coming up in Minnesota!

Loving this album 🎡

High quality string quartet action . I’ve been listening to this on repeat. 🎡 🎻

I didn’t sex these Boxelders before I started tracking them for this project, so it’s going to be fun to see which are male and which are female. So far 3 males, but 7 haven’t broken bud yet. 🌼

The Boxelders ( Acer negundo) are starting to flower. 🌼

boxelder flower with stamens just protruding from the bud.

Lake Superior on the only 70 degree day we’ll have for a while.

Prepping to start watching the final season of Game of Thrones…

New Jenny Lewis album is is πŸ”₯πŸ’―πŸ’―

That moment you realize your images haven’t been posting with sunlit or micro.blog iOS app.

Spring isn’t quite to Duluth yet, thankfully. Waiting for these folks to start flowering. Fraxinus pennsylvanica