A Year in Canberra, Australia

This past year, I received a NSF GROW fellowship to study ferns in Marilyn Ball’s lab at the Australian National University. I was based in Canberra, the “bush capital,” for most of my time in Australia.IMG_2704

ANU is indeed situated in “the bush”! The university is surrounded by hills covered with native plants and wildlife.

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View from the trail on Black Mountain
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Echidna spotted on Black Mountain
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Brindabella Mountains

Canberra is a great place for bird-watching! The cockatoos and parrots are everywhere.

 

I really enjoyed my time in Canberra. Stay tuned for the findings from my project!

Photos by Helen Holmlund.