Finding Crab Apples
The Millennium Seed Bank at Kew Gardens preserves millions of different kinds of seeds, focusing on plant life that could be threatened with extinction and plants that would be most useful to us in the future. It’s the biggest plant conservation project in the world, so Isaac and I were super pleased when Jamie, CWT’s senior education officer, gave us the opportunity to be involved in it.
Our aim was to find the whereabouts of Crab Apples in Edward Mills’ woodland in the Rusland Valley, with a view to going back to collect them and their seeds on a different date. Due to us misunderstanding the map, we walked a lot further than necessary then gave up because we couldn’t see any anywhere - only for Isaac to spot them right next to where we had parked when we returned back to the car!