Shangri La

The entire phase from this image until fully opened takes about 7 hours.

Shangri La has announced the blooming of a rare and spectacular plant, the corpse flower (Amorphophallus Titanum), which has been lovingly named Lenore.

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Visiti Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to celebrate Pollinator Week, which takes place  June 17- 23, 2013.

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's Discovery Theater will host two S.O.A.R., Inc. (Saving Our American Raptors) bird programs about American raptors. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., visitors will get an up-close look at several types of raptors and learn about their habitats. This program will be led by Doris Mager of S.O.A.R., Inc. and a $1 donation is requested from each attendee. All donation proceeds go directly to S.O.A.R. Inc.

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Representatives from the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center say time is running out to enter family, business, church, school or organization entries into the second annual Scarecrow Festival. Oct. 15 is the last day to register an entry for the Scarecrow Festival, which takes place Oct. 26 through Nov. 27.

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