I spent a lovely morning yesterday at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with my naturalist class.
One of the women who’s helped teach the class works here, as a seed collector. One of her jobs is collecting seeds for the Millenium Seed Project at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
It’s a wondeful, humbling thing to know there are people out there working on projects like this. And it is a lot of work. Individuals traveling to find the plants, collecting the seeds by hand, transporting them, cleaning and drying them, documenting every detail about where they came from, safely packaging and shipping them around the world for safekeeping.
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