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M. Tzari assists C. Henkel in seed collection for the comparative collection.
One of the informative signs along the path.
Cretan birthwort (Aristolochia cretica), a Cretan area endemic.

Carly Henkel, along with Matina Tzari and Eleanor Huffman, walked the recently inaugurated Botanical Path along the Mesonas Gorge in Kavousi, Crete to observe the Cretan flora and collect seeds for the comparative collection used by the paleobotanists studying carbonized plant remains at the Study Center. Signs along the path offer information about a selection of common and rare plants in Greek, English and French, with scannable QR codes providing more information. Spring is the ideal time to visit, although additional trips may be necessary as some plants are more visible in other months. The atmosphere is lovely and quiet – the only sounds being that of the occasional bird song and the low burble of the water in the channel, which the path follows.

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