The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Security Increasing At Statehouse
Signs of forthcoming security changes are starting to show up at the Ohio Statehouse.
Visitors typically have been allowed to freely enter during business hours and roam the downtown Columbus building, which is monitored by the State Highway Patrol. Public access would be more restricted under a nearly $2 million plan being considered by the Ohio Senate.
One entrance has been closed. Signs have been posted at new desks at other entrances where the patrol is expected next month to begin searching packages that visitors bring with them.
House Speaker William Batchelder says cameras are being upgraded around the building, and one is being added outside the House chamber.
The Senate plans to restrict access to certain chamber entrances and the Senate president’s office.