She started out at NASA,
then went on to other things,
from planets and moons to mosses,
and the joy that learning brings.

Diane has worked behind the scenes,
more than most people realize,
in addition to learning moss ID,
she learned how to digitize.

Then she put this knowledge to work,
bringing Ohio up to date, w
ith bryology distribution lists,
and maps for all the state.

This has been a tedious task,
but hopefully it has been fun,
so thanks from all of us Diane,
for a difficult job well done!

– Ray Showman
originally published in OBELISK v. 17 (2020)