As you know, Lois took much longer to bloom that expected, so we actually cut many of the beginning images in order to get right to the good stuff. My favorite part about this particular time lapse – and what sets it apart from those done by @JulythePhotoGuy for the Houston Chronicle and David Phillips for the AP (which are also excellent) – is you guys! Our camera was at a very different angle than the others, so you can see the crowds lining up through the glass behind Lois, as well as tons of people getting up close to Lois and getting pictures with her. It really speaks to the community nature of the entire event, so once again, THANK YOU for sharing it with us.
And – if you see yourself, leave us a comment with the time stamp of where you show up
Can’t see the video? Click here.
Now, for the exciting upcoming Lois events!
Date/Time TBD (by Lois) Thursday, August 19 at 10 am!
Lois is moving on! Through her life cycle, that is. On Aug. 2, 2010 we moved her from the Butterfly Center back to her home in the Greenhouses. Her tuber has continued to reabsorb material from her epic bloom in preparation to go dormant. Once the bloom completely falls off the plant, Lois will need to be repotted so that her tuber can continue to grow. All of this will be taking place in the HMNS Greenhouses, at a time and date yet to be determined (we have to wait until Lois is ready!) on Thursday, August 19, at 10 am.
We will be opening up 25 free tickets to attend this event, which will be given out via lottery. If your name is selected, you’ll be able to go behind the scenes in the HMNS Greenhouses (not normally open to the public) and get a first-hand view of the next stage in Lois lifecycle. Plus, our horticulturists will be on hand to answer questions.
Click here to register for the lottery – and keep in mind that this event will probably take place on a weekday – so please only register if you think you would likely be able to attend.
Lois Lecture with Horticulturists Zac Stayton (@hortzac) and Soni Holladay
Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 pm
Zac is going to give us the inside scoop on the entire Lois phenomena – from our discovery that she was blooming this year through her move back to the greenhouse. Both Zac and Soni will be available to answer all your corpse flower questions – and perhaps sign a few Lois t-shirts? Hope to see you there! (Tickets are limited, so get yours now!)