Santa Cruz Naturalist
Just for Fern

UCSC doctoral candidate Helen Holmlund has traveled all over the world to study the fascinating physiology of ferns. She has even risked being eaten by Australian crocodiles in order to collect her data! Locally, she studies resurrection ferns, which may appear dead in the dry season, but come right back to life when they’re watered again! Listen in for more on Helen’s work in the most unlikely corners of Santa Cruz.