Yesterday Ben did some plant collecting in the middle of the island called the Karst Country. Limestone cliffs create a heavy relief in the country side. Ben said it was similar to what we would see in Spearfish Canyon. He didn't take any pictures (drat!) but he did find something pretty special. Vanilla! We are going to get this vine cut up into segments and planted for our own little vanilla plantation. I found this page on cultivating it. Maybe in a few years we'll be making vanilla will our own vanilla beans!