Mom is away to South Africa to do a field season there. She's collecting a little-known parasitic plant. Hmmmmmm! She's also visiting other doggies. There's a rumor that she petted a miniature dachshund puppy - not fair!
This is the plant she's working on - at least one of the new species she's to describe soon.
Hummpf! This is a border collie who went with her to the dune field where this new plant occurs. Her name is Elsie.
Elsie looks entirely too comfy with Mom's field hat. Stay away from our mom!