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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."

13th Annual NECPS Fall Carnivorous Plant Show
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, September 11, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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NECPS August Meeting - Jul 09, 2016 by Webmaster
The next meeting of the NECPS will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 12:30 PM at theTower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA. in the lecture room. Present your NECPS membership card at admission. Directions

This will be the only scheduled meeting for show planning and discussion before our upcoming Annual Carnivorous Plant Show which is being held on  September 10-11 this year.

Volunteers Needed To Give Presentations - Jul 18, 2016 by Webmaster
We are looking for volunteers willing to give a talk or presentation during our Annual Carnivorous Plant Show. We are looking to schedue several talks during both days of the show. Talks should run about 30 - 45 minutes in length. If interested please contact Shaun Montminy with the topic of your presentation and other details. Deadline August 15th.

New Outdoor Bog At The RWPBC - Jun 21, 2016 by Webmaster
A new outdoor bog at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is in the works! A 12x16 area is being prepared outside greenhouse 4 by the Botanical Cener Staff. The Botanical Center will be providing all of the materials required such as a liner, peat moss and bags of sand.

We need donations of typical bog plants such as sarrecenia, purpurea and sundews etc. and those willing to volunteer their expertise with the task of planting!

We are planning on making it all happen Saturday, July 30 at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.

Please contact John Twomey for additional details.

The Wonderful World of Carnivorous Plants! - May 13, 2016 by Webmaster
Emmi Kurosawa will give a presentation entitled "The Wonderful World of Carnivorous Plants!" at the Gardens at Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horticultural Society in the Education Building, Parkman Room on Wednesday, August 12 from  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Directions

This is a family friendly introductory class to carnivorous plants. The participants will examine, feed, and learn everything about carnivorous plants. Every child will get their own Venus flytrap to take home!

Registration required:To register visit the Massachusetts Horticultural Society page located HERE.

Got News? - Jan 30, 2016 by Webmaster
If there is a meeting or other event that the NECPS will be participating in, or a related event that may be of interest to society members or some other carnivorous plant related news item that you would like to share? Please forward the information to the webmaster so that it can be included here.

Brunswick Co. Man Gets Prison Time For Stealing Venus Flytraps - Jul 27, 2016 by Webmaster
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Brunswick County man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing Venus Flytraps from the Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County last year.

According to officials, Paul Simmons Jr., 23, was sentenced Tuesday to 6-17 months in prison.

On January 3, 2015 a Wildlife Resources Commission officer found nearly 1,000 Venus Flytraps in a vehicle driven by Simmons Jr. near the Holly Shelter Game Land in Hampstead.

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NECPS 13th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show Press Release - Jul 20, 2016 by Webmaster
Below is a download link to the NECPS 13th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show Press Release. Feel free to download and share with any interested parties and news sources.

NECPS show 2016 press release_072016r2.pdf

2016 NECPS Plant Preregistration Form - Jul 19, 2016 by Webmaster
Below is a download link for the plant preregistration form for those wishing to preregister their plants for the upcoming NECPS 2016 Fall Carnivorous Plant Show.

blank_NECPS_show_preregistration_form_2016_yournamehere.xlsx

Return to Shaun Montminy.

Preregistering plants prior to the show guarantees that your plants will have a printed plant tag including your name and the specifics about the plant you are showing. Without the pre-printed plant tag visitors will be unable to vote for your plant!

NECPS Mentioned In Rhode Island Monthly - May 10, 2016 by Webmaster
The NECPS was mentioned in the May issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine in an article by Ellen Welty.

http://www.rimonthly-digital.com/rimonthly/may_2016?pg=27#pg27

Guides and Care Sheets - Apr 11, 2016 by Webmaster
Two new guides have been added to Guides and Care Sheets.

"Cultivating and Propagating the Albany Pitcher Plant, Cephalotus follicularis" by Jeff Matteson

"Venus Fly Trap Care Sheet" by Jeff Matteson

Thanks Jeff!

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