07/13/18 • 45 min
Pteridomania: an excessive love of ferns.
This week Shan walks Jaybee through the crazy chain of events, from a guy named Ward just trying to watch a moth emerge from a pupa, through the breaking of monopolies, the first female photographer, the near-extinction and creation of species of fern, definition of the aesthetic of an era, which led to our modern biodiverse botanical gardens! Because botanical gardens are museums, too. Expect adventure, romance, crime, and ferns. So, so many ferns.
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