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Raising Up a Stink at the Huntington

Raising Up a Stink at the Huntington

The corpse flower seems like something that you’d see in the game Plants vs Zombies, but it’s a real plant that, after blooming, is supposed to give off the scent similar to that of a rotting animal. One type of corpse flower, the titan arum (amorphophallus titan, and I totally just noticed the word “phallus” … Continue reading

The Lotus Flowers of Echo Park

The Lotus Flowers of Echo Park

This past weekend, Echo Park hosted its 34th Lotus Festival, celebrating the blossoming of the flowers in Echo Park Lake. It was actually the first Lotus Festival since the park reopened after going through an intense renovation process that included draining the lake. I stopped by a bit on Saturday to check out the event and … Continue reading

AnchoRAGIN’ (Part 4): Glacier Kayaking

AnchoRAGIN’ (Part 4): Glacier Kayaking

Note: This is Part 4 of the AnchoRAGIN’ series. For Part 1, click here. Oh boy, I don’t even know where to start with this post. I remember when the idea of kayaking to see glaciers was just a random suggestion, but it eventually evolved into an actual thing that we really got to experience. We knew that … Continue reading