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Ryan Kitko
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Orchid and carnivorous plant enthusiast. Recovering microbiologist. Avid bowler. Failed knitter.
Orchid and carnivorous plant enthusiast. Recovering microbiologist. Avid bowler. Failed knitter.

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Portal Title: High Chief Saffron Statue
City, Region, and Country: Sunbury, Ohio, USA
Lat/long(s): 40.234832, -82.87847
Category: Portal doesn't exist
Appeal type: Portal removal appeal

Reason/comments: This portal isn't a statue. It's a photo of a small porch ornament in a residential housing development. There's nothing portal-worthy about it. Further, I drove by the other day and it is no longer there on that house's porch. It appears that this was an attempt to set up a couch portal but it's usually uncaptured, so either the person stopped playing or they moved. Either way, it's not worthy of being a portal since it doesn't exist.

Portal link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=40.234832,-82.87847&z=16&pll=40.234832,-82.87847
Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°14'05.4"N+82°52'42.5"W/@40.2348333,-82.8784722,17z
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12/13/16
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Eulophia andamanensis, an orchid native to the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. A lovely species with small flowers and narrow leaves.
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This is mesmerizing.

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Pinguicula 'Aphrodite' flowering in the greenhouse today.
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An absolute tragedy to lose this building.

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A Christmas tradition.

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A Zygopetalum hybrid (thanks to +Eric Hunt​ for the ID) blooming in the greenhouse today. Smells a bit like hyacinths.
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Orchids flowering in the greenhouse this week: Eulophia alta, Encyclia radiata, Oeceoclades gracillima, and Oeceoclades maculata.
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2015-12-06
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Title: #KnoxCountyMissions
Author: DunkinN
Location: Knox County, Ohio, USA
Duration: About 4 to 8 hours, with driving and walking segments, easier if you just hack. If you take the time to capture portals, it may take much longer.
Missions: 36 hacking missions, all but the last can be completed in any order.

This mission series brings you to all corners of Knox County, featuring the city of Mount Vernon, public parks, nearly all the villages and unincorporated communities, and both colleges. 36 missions starting in Centerburg (the geographic center of Ohio) and ending in Gambier, home to Kenyon College.

Edited to add: Best done during daylight hours. The series takes you through Ariel-Foundation Park (closes at 11 PM) and Mound View Cemetery (closes at dusk) in Mount Vernon. There are a few other cemetery portals in later missions, too, though I am working to submit updates that work around them.
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Type: Rejected new submission
Title: Ariel-Foundation Park Welcome Center
Reason: Unspecified
Location: 40.388455, -82.486553

This is the newly renamed Ariel-Foundation Park welcome center. I included in the submission description that it was once a Pennsylvania Railroad depot. Originally, it was the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus passenger depot: http://www.historicknoxohio.org/index.php/historical-districts/mount-vernon-districts/8-downtown-district/184-cac-passenger-depot

Now, it has been repurposed as the welcome center for the new and lovely Ariel-Foundation Park: http://arielfoundationpark.org/visitor-center/

It is historic, a public place, has safe pedestrian access, and meets portal criteria. The closest portals are across the river.

(Deleted appeal and resubmitted because I needed to add photos...)
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