Amber Sciligo counting Drosera seeds under a dissecting microscope. Amber is doing a PhD looking at whether and how native carnivorous sundews make self-pollinated seeds. She thinks this will help them deal with the pollinator-prey conflict of killing potential insect pollinators in their sticky, carnivorous leaves.
Drosera arcturi, sundew (Plant, Droseraceae), New Zealand: Native
Fourth floor lab, Burns Building
Fisheye lens Nikon FC-E8 0.21x
held manually up to the front of the Canon