Fullerton Arboretum Blog

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   Mar 26

Free Nature Tour~Butterflies

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Free Nature Tour THIS Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00am.

 

 

 

Meet at the Nature Center and explore butterflies throughout the arboretum!

 


   Mar 25

Photo Walk with Steve Kaye

Take Better, More Interesting Photos

How: 2-hour Photo Walk with a pro (Steve Kaye)

When: April 5, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: Fullerton Arboretum

Cost: $30 ($25 for members and CSUF students)

Register: Call the Arboretum, 657-278-3407

Content:

- Hot spots for bird photography

- Hot spots for flower photography

- Tips, tricks, and techniques

- Answers to your questions

Pace

- Comfortable and easy

- Frequent stops to take photos

Who: Steve Kaye has been taking photos since 1965 (1955 if you include using a Brownie

Hawkeye). As of March 16, he has taken 40,803 photos this year.

Find more info at www.stevekaye.com or call Steve Kaye at 714-528-1300.

Register today!!


   Mar 21

The second Titan arum is preparing to bloom!

The second Titan arum is preparing to bloom and will be on display at the Fullerton Arboretum, in the Bacon Pavilion at 8:00am tomorrow morning!

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Check the second Titan arums measurements!


   Mar 18

Measurements for 2nd Amorphophallus titanum (Titan Arum)

March 18, 2015 8:00 AM 48″titan2
March 17, 2015 8:00 AM 42″
March 16, 2015 8:00 AM 37″
March 14, 2015 8:00 AM 31.5″
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Measurements for this week:
March 13, 2015 8:00 AM 28.25″
March 12, 2015 8:00 AM 27″
March 11, 2015 8:00 AM 25.5″
March 10, 2015 8:00 AM 23.5″
March 9, 2015 8:00 AM 19.5″

The Spadex is now protruding through the bracts. At this point the first 2015 Titan Arum flowered in 9 days. So this may be flowering Sunday night after Veggiepooloza.
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Not as large as the first one, but growing very rapidly (4″ in a 24 hr period) with partial unveiling of bracts.
Measurements:
March 10, 2015 8:00 AM 23.5″
March 9, 2015 8:00 AM 19.5″
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March 6, 2015
The second Titan Arum is growing very rapidly and is starting to show signs of a flower.

3-06-2015 8:00 Am 15″
3-05-2015 8:00 AM 13.5″
3-04-2015 8:00 AM 12″
3-03-2015 8:00 AM 11″
3-02-2015 8:00 AM 10″
2-27-2015 8:00 AM 9″
2-26-2015 8:00 AM 8″
2-25-2015 8:00 AM 7″
2-24-2015 8:00 AM 6″
2-23-2015 8:00 AM 5.5″
2-20-2015 1:00 PM 4″

Growing from less than 1 to 1.5 inches in a 24 hour period. The bracts are also moving away to show flower leaf peaking through. The sprout is hollow. Don’t think this will be as large but definitely a flower.
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February 27, 2015
8:00 AM 54.5″
Titan Arum grew 1.75″ in the last 24 hour period.

February 26, 2015
8:00 AM 52.75″
The Titan Arum has grown only 3/4″ since yesterday at 4pm. The spade has begun to unfurl and the spadex has been slowing down in growth it grew 1 3/4″ in a 24 hr period.

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4:00 PM 52″
The Titan Arum has grown 1″ in 8 hrs, but it does seem to be slowing down. We continue measuring to see if the growth has slowed down.
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Here are the spadex measurements for Amorphophallus titanum:
February 25, 2015 8:00 AM 51″
February 24, 2015 8:00 AM 48.5″
February 23, 2015 8:00 AM 44.5″
February 22, 2015 9:30 AM 41″
February 20, 2015 1:15 PM 35.5″
Its has varied between 3-4 inches a day since 2-20-2014.
The Titan Arum is still growing.


   Mar 14

Volunteer Luncheon

The Volunteer Luncheon was complete with a full spread and it was a geat opportunity to thank all volunteers for their service.
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Volunteer opportunities at the Fullerton Arboretum: 20150225_125541

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Harriet Bouldin:

hbouldin@fullerton.edu or 657-278-4798