Browse photographs from 2011 when members of the ENSCONET consortium joined the Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences for a joint collecting trip in the Carpathian mountains. Gentiana fatraeGentiana fatrae The international collecting teamSCD Fieldteam photo Slovakia 2011 Cirsium eriophorum subsp. eriophorumCirsium eriophorum flower Cirsium eriophorum subsp. eriophorum Field Data Collection Sampling the population Voucher Collection Preparing to clean fruits Infested seed head Seed cleaning Cirsium cleaning after 30 minutes Cirsium cleaning after 1 hour Cirsium cleaning after 2 hours Bryndzové halušky, traditional Slovakian meal Protected Areas Do not pick the flowers! Collecting Euphrasia arctica subsp. slovaca Voucher preparation Trifolium pratense subsp. kotulae collection Rhinathus pulcher collection Rhodiola rosea collection Inspection of Inula ensifolia seed Drying Lunaria rediviva Cleaning Polygonatum odoratum Cleaning Polygonatum odoratum Kráľova Hoľa Collecting Gentianella amarella subsp. reussii Succisa pratensis End of a busy collecting day Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership with Slovakia is helping to conserve threatened species across three bio-geographic regions. Find out more about their work.