Many thanks today to Dave and Lois for breakfast, lunch and a drive out to Elk Island National Park to see a bit of real northern prairies landscape. Stunningly beautiful in the snow and amazing wildlife including Bison (in the photo though they looked much bigger and closer in real life) a Coyote and lots […]
It has been an exciting day getting to know members of Orchid Species Preservation Foundation and some inspiring teachers working to introduce orchid education in local schools. I have also been able to see the wonderful and diverse collection OSPF have at the Muttart Conservatory.
Today I will be visiting our partners of the Orchid Species Preservation Foundation of Alberta to run a workshop with local teachers. It is -20C in Edmonton but should warmup to -13C later – a bit if a contrast to our more usual tropical destinations. More photos later.
You may remember that the greenhouse has sensors connected through the Internet of School Things which upload data to the internet. It means that we can always check the greenhouse on cold nights to see that the heating is working and compare greenhouse conditions to those we have recorded in tropical forests. To check on […]
Here is the first Cattleya coccinea flower of the winter and it opened on Christmas Eve just in time to wish everyone a happy Christmas.