Time Lapse: Corpse Flower + Upcoming Lois Events!

August 6, 2010

So excited that we can finally post this – our time lapse video of Lois the corpse flower’s amazing growth. (Uber-THANK YOU to Allison, who pulled together over 3000 – !!! – photos to create it).

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!

Repotting Lois!
HMNS Greenhouses
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!)

Erin B
Authored By Erin B Blatzer

Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS. In a past life, she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS.

2 responses to “Time Lapse: Corpse Flower + Upcoming Lois Events!”

  1. Sue E. says:

    Great video! We never tire of watching Lois bloom, whether in person (two trips for my husband and me), on the webcam (surprised the Mac didn’t melt from the constant monitoring), or the beautiful photos, and now these time-lapse masterpieces. We have so appreciated everything you at the Museum have done to share the fascinating life-cycle of this plant with us. Though life seems a bit out of sync without Lois on our monitor 24/7, we look forward to the updates heralding the next stages of her being. Every step of this journey has been a treat. Thank you again….

  2. Alice Pieritz says:

    Great job! Lois was/is an incredible experience, and I certainly appreciate HMNS sharing it with us. To those few who complained that Lois did not open completely, all I can say is: Which of us has met the full potential that our Heavenly Father designed us to meet? Likely none of us have been 100% the best and brightest we were designed to be. Does that make us any less valuable? No, it does not. Each creation of God is unique…if everything was 100% perfect, life would be pretty boring! I, for one, am not at all disappointed in Lois. This has been a great experience that we have been privileged to share in, in a day and time of too many of us not slowing down. We want everything here and now and exactly as we want it to be. It has given many, many people the incentive to slow down AND it has been extremely educational and gotten many people interested in plant life, plus many of us have become more educated in the process. How is that not a great outcome?

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