My Plant Story – Colin Kruse

Sea Base
Colin Kruse

colinAs a boy scout, I was able to go to the high adventure camp Sea Base in the Florida Keys. While there, I was exposed to some of the most exotic and interesting plant species I have ever seen. From the mangroves that build their own islands, to the clay-red “gumbo” trees on Boy Scout Island and even the Sargasm that plagued the beaches, all of it was so new and interesting. The climax of the journey was seeing one of the few millennia old, silver thatch palms whose slow and steady growth make them one of the few trees to brave hurricane after hurricane and survive to nearly the age of the redwoods.