An Insta wonderland is back at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden as the NightGarden returns with a whole new roster of immersive activations. Spanning a footprint that is 3x larger than last year, 80% of the experience is brand new. Exhibits and can’t-miss photo opps include Fairchild’s Pergola, brought to life by an interactive canopy display; Archimedes: The Talking Tree; an Experiential Maze boasting thousands of technicolor flowers; Shadow Sculptures, with kaleidoscopes of shadows and light; an enchanting snowfall experience; and a Lost Fairy Puzzle with a cash prize of $2.500. Plus, tons of food, drinks and surprises along the way; FairchildGarden.org.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.