For the Love of Rhododendron
Season 2: Episode 3 - A postcard is a small thing
In this episode we meet Dr. Anna Asatryan, a Senior Researcher at the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia.
Her work has dealt with the documentation and conservation of Armenia's native flora, including Rhododendron caucasicum. We learn
that while involved in the eco-tourism industry documenting the important plant areas of Armenia she fell in love with Rhododendrons.
Her efforts have inspired residents of Armenia's mountain villages to see their native species with different eyes, and we discover that
an activity as un-assuming as sharing an illustrated postcard has the power to stimulate daily acts of conservation, reminding us
that we are all one organism, one ecosystem.
In the wise words of Mother Teresa, "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."