Last month I was scuba diving in Grand Cayman and Bonaire, doing research for my next book. (Tough life, I know!) Before I left, I did two radio interviews about A Garden of Marvels. You can find my conversation with Leonard Lopate at WNYC in New York at http://www.wnyc.org/people/ruth-kassinger/. I also spoke with Tom Hall at Maryland Public Radio. That conversation is available for listening at http://wypr.org/post/secret-lives-plants. And the Audobon Society Magazine listed A Garden of Marvels as a great book for nature lovers for summer reading.
Last week I was in Maine, talking with Larch Hansen of Maine Seaweeds. I joined him for four hours of seaweed collecting (more research). The photo is of Larch pulling in kelp. Heavy work, but Larch has been doing it for 40 years. He’s about to celebrate his 70th birthday.