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.

View from the trail on Black Mountain
Echidna spotted on Black Mountain
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.


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