Morty, the corpse flower at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, is expected to bloom over the next 10 days, emitting an odor compared to rotting flesh. When it happens, it will be a rare spectacle: the plant only blossoms every six to 10 years, and only around five bloom in captivity each year worldwide.
One of those rare occurences was July 21, 2013, at the U.S. Botanical Garden, which recorded the bloom. Here, via time-lapse video, is a preview of what the plant at the Botanical Gardens will be doing very soon:
It has been a few decades since the heyday of the Knoxes and polo competition at their estate in East Aurora, when matches attracted large crowds to watch riders on horseback thundering across the polo field.
Polo is coming back to East Aurora this weekend. Get ready by watching this nine-minute lesson from the sport's heyday. The video, posted on YouTube, was taken during the 1930 Westchester Cup polo matches. The film of the competition between U.S. and England comes complete with instructions in how to appreciate the game.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a visit to Buffalo Tuesday spoke about initiatives to deal with growing heroin epidemic including increased penalties, a public awareness campaign, requiring insurance companies to provide treatment.