UW Botany Greenhouse Shoot

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS MEETUP IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR PAST BOTANY GREENHOUSE SHOOTS.  THANKS!

The $5.00 entry will be donated to the Botany Greenhouse.

We will have exclusive access to the UW Botany Greenhouse at the University of Washington on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 11am to 1:00pm.  Tons of plants and flowers including Orchids and Poison Dart Frogs.  Bring your Macro Lenses!

Tripods, lights and backdrops allowed.  The manager has said he would be happy to move smaller items so that we can set up lights and a backdrop if we want.  There is no admission fee and parking is FREE on Sundays.

Map to Greenhouse: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?BGH

Parking: There is no charge for parking on Sunday. The best place to park would be in the Central Parking Garage, but if group members need to be closer to the greenhouse, the C10 parking lot is the closest option. Below is a map of UW campus gatehouses and parking lots. The C10 lot is just to the east of the greenhouse.

http://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/files/images/gatehouse_map_5_7_10.jpg

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHANGE YOUR RSVP IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND SO OTHERS CAN GO.  THERE IS SURE TO BE A WAITING LIST WITH THIS MEETUP.

ABOUT THE VENUE:

The Department of Biology’s Botany Greenhouse has a vast collection of plants currently comprising 3,400 accessions in 195 families.

There has been a teaching collection in the former Botany Department and present Department of Biology since the Botany Department’s inception in 1900. Some of the plants in our current collection come from the original teaching collection that was housed in the C.V. Muhlick Conservatory, a small greenhouse that was located elsewhere on campus. This collection was integrated with newer specimens in the current Lord & Burnham style greenhouse, built in 1949. The collections are now grouped by habitat into four rooms: cool tropical (room 2), warm tropical (rooms 5 & 6), and xeric (room 7).

One of the Greenhouse's most showy attractions is the collection of orchids. The Greenhouse has more than 1,100 accessions of orchids in 165 genera including many representatives from the genera Dendrobium, Bulbophyllum, Masdevallia, Oncidium, and Phalaenopsis. Many orchids, which are often epiphytes (plants that grow on, but do not necessarily harm, other plants), exhibit fabulous floral displays and remarkable mimicry. For example, Dracula bella has a white floral appendage with folds that resemble the gills of a mushroom. The fungus-like petal lures Dracula bella’s pollinator, the fungus gnat, to the flower.

In addition to orchids, the Greenhouse has many species of cacti and other succulents. One of the more exotic plants in the desert collection is Welwitschia mirabilis. Welwitschia is a type of gymnosperm, or cone-bearing plant. It is native to the Namib Desert in southwestern Africa and is one of the longest-lived plants on earth, with an estimated life span of 2,000 years! The Greenhouse specimens were started from seed in 1996. An adult Welwitschia plant consists of just two leaves, a stem base, and roots. The two leaves continue to grow from their bases for the life of the plant and can reach over 20 feet long!

Popular with students of all ages are the carnivorous plants. These include the well-known venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, and the cobra lily, Darlingtonia californica, which is native to the Pacific Northwest. Also in the collection are 15 species of tropical pitcher plants in the genus Nepenthes.

The Greenhouse also houses an impressive passionflower collection. Currently thought to hold over 500 species, the Passiflora genus is an exceptional demonstration of the diversity that exists in the world of plants.

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  • Ilona S.

    Ha ha, it was warm indeed! Great place, passionate people and beautiful objects to shoot :) Thanks a lot!

    March 27, 2013

  • jPeg

    What a terrific location. I could have spent all day there and still have missed something.

    March 25, 2013

  • Joanna

    Thank you all for great Sunday :-) I wish that I had more time, there was so much to shoot and Doug is very welcoming.

    March 24, 2013

  • Mary V

    Absolutely a wonderful event. There was so much to photograph. THANKS.

    March 24, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    This was tons of fun! ;)

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Fran M.

    Good meetup!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Stan

    Great subject matter; warm; Doug so helpful; everyone friendly; great subject matter; did I say it was warm...

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here. Where is everyone? The door is locked.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sick.

    March 23, 2013

  • Jim M.

    I have a commitment I can't avoid on Sunday. Someone can have my spot.

    March 18, 2013

    • Muralee

      is your spot already taken ?

      March 20, 2013

    • Mary A.

      When someone changes their RSVP it goes to first person on the waiting list.

      March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Turns out I can't make this one. Since I've already paid, can I do the next one?

    March 10, 2013

    • Mary A.

      That's up to Alan. But I believe you can request a refund on the meetup page for the event.

      March 23, 2013

  • Ilona S.

    Hi, I'm next on a waiting list and I got an email about a spot on Sunday. Is that correct? If yes, I'm in :) I haven't paid yet, but I'm ready to do that.

    March 23, 2013

    • Mary A.

      No it's not. See comments.

      March 23, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Ilona - no. You are not on the going list at this time. ** Ignore emails about open spots. ** Look at event on meetup. Watch where you are on the waiting list. When a spot opens, the FIRST person on the waiting list gets a spot. Everyone moves up the list one. So if your name is first on the waiting list then the next open spot will go to you. ONLY emails that say you are actually going mean anything. Ignore the others in this case. Did you see previous comments? Please read them because it may help and save you time and confusion.

    March 23, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Hi Everyone ~ These greenhouse meetups always have a waiting list. Meetup makes this confusing by sending out an email as if you can jump from the waitlist to the going list. This ONLY happens if someone who is going changes their RSVP and you are the NEXT person on the wait list. Then meetup automatically moves you to the going list. You can find out where you on the wait list by going to the webpage for this event and finding yourself on the list.

    March 20, 2013

  • Muralee

    I like to go, is there any spot left ?

    March 20, 2013

  • Mary V

    If the people who RSVP'd would change their RSVP, the next on the wait list would be notified. Otherwise the spots are full.

    March 18, 2013

  • Ilona S.

    I'm still not sure... is there a spot or not? I would love to join this event, how can I pay for it? Thanks!

    March 18, 2013

  • Scooter L.

    Dusting off the 100mm Macro for this!

    February 27, 2013

  • jPeg

    I signed up for this once before but couldn't make it.

    February 27, 2013

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