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    June 2014 NECPS Meeting at UCONN and Bog Walk in CT

    This past Saturday we had one of our most interesting meetings to date. Mat Opel was kind enough to host our June meeting at the UCONN greenhouses which he oversees and maintains. Here are some pitiful pics of a small part of their collection.

    Greeting you right at the door of the Life Sciences building was this enormous articulated walrus skeleton...............




    ........and adult and juvenile taxidermied bald eagles. Couldn't avoid the glare , sorry.




    This is the first thing you see when entering the greenhouse area of the building.....The Epiphyte Room....







    They had a terrific collection of ant plants which Mat generously shared with the club.








    Some of their succulents.








    More Welwitchia than I've ever seen in one place.....




    One was even in flower.


    A blooming Tacca



    The smallest blooming Amorphophallus I've ever seen.



    The carnivores.......










    A huge pot of big flowering Drosera regia.



    2 beautiful Roridula dentata.


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    After the greenhouses we took a trip down the street to a local bog with a beautiful (and dense) population of Sarracenia purpurea purpurea with a smattering of Drosera rotundifolia.





































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    Awesome Ant Plants!

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    Nice assortment of pictures! I'm surprised that they put the pot of regia in the pond like that. Wouldn't it get waterlogged sitting there all the time?

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    The regia isn't sitting in water. It's propped up in between 2 containers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Awesome Ant Plants!
    The best part was that many of us left with an instant collection of Hydnophytum and Myrmecodia. Matt donated some amazing and gigantic specimens.

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    I really love those greenhouses!! I spend so much time there over the semester period! I am really curious to see those bogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamiljablo View Post
    I really love those greenhouses!! I spend so much time there over the semester period! I am really curious to see those bogs!
    I'm sure that Matt or his girlfriend (I forget her name....)will be more than happy to show you the bogs. There are several in the immediate area however, the one we visited is supposedly the best one. It's super easy to access as well, right on the side of a main road.

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