It was close, but the Phactor's track record of never having it rain on a field trip is intact. OK, today's field trip will have a little asterisk next to it because the field trip was called short on account of the threat of rain, which was not the actual reason, but putting a group of students under tall trees with lightening in the area is not a good idea. As one student observed, funnel clouds are not rain. Just because a drop or two of water fell, it did not qualify as rain, as some naysayers looking to lower their grade contended, merely the threat of rain. Still the field trip lasted nearly 2 hours and a nice diversity of gymnosperm reproductive structures were observed.