There is always unpredictability in science. This summer, it is most evident in the unpredictability of the weather. Yet, I am still finding ways to push forwards towards the ever approaching end goal.
A quick introduction to me (Kasey Pham) and the Arboretum's stupendous Systematics Lab, for those who've ever wondered what it is that we study in the Herbarium on the third floor of the Admin building.
This past week and a half has been full on! I have been diving head first into the depths of my project, which is both exciting and exhausting. It seems as though the deeper you get, the more questions you have.
I spent some time looking through the history in the herbarium. It was so interesting to see how different individual plants of the same species can be. Also, some are much, MUCH older than I had expected!