Escape to the UCONN rainforest

As part of AntU activities held July 26, during BugWeek, visitors were invited to escape to the UCONN rainforest, and participate in a pollination scavenger hunt. Close to 300 visitors explored the diverse collection of about 3000 plant species in search of plants developing flowers pollinated by insects. The warm, rainy and humid weather enhanced the experience of a tropical rainforest! Visitors would leave with a free potted plant such as coffee, Cuban oregano or sugar cane! Great day for all involved.

Special thanks to Lauren Stanley, Henry Frye and visiting high school senior from Chicago, Alexandra Kwiecien, for inspiring visitors during their discovery of our local and highly diverse rainforest.