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New England Carnivorous Plant Society

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"The mission of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society shall be to share, to gain knowledge of, and to achieve expertise in all phases of growing, education, appreciation, and conservation of carnivorous plants in both culture and in native habitats."

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NECPS March meeting - Feb 18, 2015 by Webmaster
Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. John Twomey will be giving  a presentation on bog building and sarracenia dividing.

Boston Flower & Garden Show March 11-15 - Feb 18, 2015 by Webmaster
 

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If anyone has some plants they can donate to add to our display or is available to volunteer at the show please contact Shaun Montminy at necps_membership@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

Reuters - Plants versus ants: voracious vegetation is victorious - Jan 14, 2015 by Webmaster
A tricky insect-eating plant from Borneo is living proof that one need not have a brain to outsmart the opposition.

Scientists say the tropical carnivorous plant regularly exploits natural weather fluctuations to adjust the slipperiness of its pitfall traps in order to capture and dine on batches of ants at a time rather than individual ants.

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Discovery News - Carnivorous Plant Fossil Trapped in Amber - Jan 13, 2015 by Webmaster
Rare fossils of a carnivorous plant have been found preserved in a piece of Baltic amber.

The find has shed light on the origins of a plant that traps its food using leaves that act like fly paper.

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