Titan Arum a hit!

BloomingDennisIn its second day of bloom, Dennis, the Titan Arum at the D.C. Smith Greenhouse has become a campus if not a regional sensation.  The live cam provided by UW Extension’s Instructional Communications Systems (ICS) recorded 3561 hits during 15 hours of broadcast on Thursday with 1476 unique visitors tuning in.  Additionally, an un-official count of 400 visitors during the day and an official count of 630 visitors during the evening hours put live traffic at over 1,000 people coming through for a look, a sniff, and often a picture.  The camera will remain live through Friday and hopefully through the weekend as the plant, having done what it came to do, begins to shut down on its long growth cycle back to some day flowering again.