The theme for January’s media contest was “New Year In Motion,” so naturally, we received a few more video submissions than usual, including the rapid-action winner sent to us by Research Associate, Gabe Watts. Gabe describes what’s going on in the video: “Here is a time lapse video of a volunteer and me in Zion National Park’s greenhouse cleaning Palmers Penstemon (Penstemon palmeri) seed. The process goes as such: first, pick the seed pods off the branches. Then, put the pods into scrub boards and crush the seed pods to release the seed. Next, put the crushed pods and seeds in a sieve to filter out the seeds from the chaff. Lastly, put the extracted seeds into a labeled envelope for use at a later date.” It’s a meticulous process that Gabe makes look breezy in this video. Our congratulations to Gabe and our applause to the others who submitted. Scroll down to see how we keep things moving at GBI.
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