Crowds gathers to view a rare titan arum, otherwise known as a corpse flower, which bloomed at the Marye Anne Fox Teaching Greenhouses at NC State in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. The titan arum is named Lupin, by Brandon Huber, who raised it and is earning his master’s degree in horticultural science and plant breeding at N.C. State.
A fight over a tree house has pitted 65-year-old Shawnee Chasser against Miami-Dade’s $7 billion county government. Chasser has spent the last year fighting the county over the fate of the wood cottage where she lives in the wooded front yard of her late son’s Biscayne Gardens home. She's been living outdoors for 45 years.
For the first time since 1939, a corpse flower, or amorphophallus titanum, at The New York Botanical Garden, grew, bloomed and collapsed, say officials. See the whole process, which lasted from July 22 to August 1, 2016, in this timelapse video.
This video sped up 8 times shows a Monarch caterpillar pupating. As Monarchs continue their spring migration from Mexico to the northern U.S. and southern Canada, North Carolinians have an opportunity to observe Monarch caterpillars' metamorphosis from eggs on milkweed plants, to adult butterflies. Monarchs require several generations to make the spring migration.