November 24, 2015
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New England Carnivorous Plant Society


"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 December Holiday Social And Yankee Swap - Nov 14, 2015 by Webmaster
The NECPS December meeting will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 12:30 PM at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence, RI - directions.

This month's gathering will feature our annual Holiday Social and Yankee Swap!

 Those wishing to participate in the Yankee swap should bring a plant related gift, wrapped and valued at about $10 (or more if you like).

Food will be available, and members are encourged to bring additional food and snacks to add to the party!

Rebuilding The Bog - Nov 15, 2015 by Webmaster
A number of NECPS members spent the November meeting rebuilding the carnivorous plant bog at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. It was a large undertaking requiring a great deal of effort and we would like to offer our thanks to all that came by and helped out!

You can view some photos of the undertaking here.

CP Photography Contest For NECPS Ad Campaign - Nov 11, 2015 by Webmaster
The NECPS and Tower Hill Botanic Garden are jointly planning to promote our 13th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show on September 10 & 11 next year. We are searching for a high resolution cp image that will be used for our huge posters, plentiful post cards and other media promoting the show.

We are looking for a stunning cp image to catch the attention of people and make them curious about our plants. We may plan to overlay horizontal text on up to 1/3 of negative space on the image, so please keep this in mind for our judging criteria.
There is no restriction on cp plant genus. We want this to be fun.

You must own the copyright of the final image for us to use free of charge.
You may enter up to 3 hi-res (at least 300dpi) photos.
All entries to be posted online (reduced size) in the forum or sent to Alex of Tower Hill at the following e-mail alexandramoore07[at sign] in hi-res by Sunday, November 29th. The winner will be notified during the second week of December by PM and posting to the forum thread.

Winner: The winner will have the bragging rights, honor and pride that their image was used to become part of NECPS history as well as some NECPS promotional swag yet to be determined.

CP Photography Contest for an NECPS Ad Campaign with TH

Volunteers Needed - Nov 03, 2015 by Webmaster
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming  Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show in February, and the Boston Flower & Garden Show in March. Plants will also be needed for display. If you are available to help out please contact Dave Sackett or Shaun Montminy.

Got News? - Sep 09, 2015 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.

Two Men Charged With Stealing Venus Flytraps - Nov 24, 2015 by Webmaster The Brunswick County Sheriff’s office has charged two Bolivia men in connection to stealing Venus Flytraps Saturday night.

Scottie Stevenson, 44, and David Lewis, 23, were charged with one count of taking Venus flytrap, 149 counts of taking certain wild plants from land and one count of second degree trespass. 

The pair is accused of stealing 1,025 Venus flytraps and two Pitcher Plants from Orton Plantation.  

Authorities made the arrests after a BCSO K9 discovered the plants in their backpacks.

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2016 ICPS Conference - Nov 10, 2015 by Webmaster
The 2016 ICPS Conference is being held at the Royal Botanical Gardens,Kew on the 5th-7th August 2016.

Conference speakers - have yet to be finalised but we anticipate a full programme covering matters of botanical, conservation, field studies and cultivation issues. A conference dinner will be held at a restaurant close to Kew Gardens on the evening of 6 August.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit Kew's Herbarium where many specimens of scientific and historic interest are held and to visit Kew's extensive CP collections in their private glasshouses. Full access to Kew's many attractions will be available throughout the conference.

To coincide with the ICPS Conference, Kew is planning to feature Carnivorous Plants as a major theme of their Science Festival which will be open to the public. This will include plant displays, public lectures, film shows and an extensive cp sellers/display area which will be open throughout the conference.
On Monday 8 August conference attendees may join a trip to Charles Darwin's House in Kent and on Tuesday and Wednesday attendees may join a field trip to see indigenous and introduced CP species in the New Forest and Southern Dorset.

For additonal details as they are released visit:

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Carnivorous Plants - Nov 09, 2015 by Webmaster
Discover Magazine: The roughly 600 species of carnivorous plants have evolved some ingenious strategies to capture their prey.

Charles Darwin was a big fan, particularly of the sundews, or Drosera. “It is a wonderful plant, or rather a most sagacious animal. I will stick up for Drosera to the day of my death,” he declared in a letter to botanist Asa Gray in 1863.

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Captivated: The Allure of Carnivorous Plants - Oct 31, 2015 by Webmaster
Jonathan Kui of Midtown Carnivores in NYC has started a Kickstarter to fund a film which will feature several New England carnivorous plant growers, including Matt Kaelin.

This project will only be funded if at least $6,000 is pledged by Sun, Nov 29 2015 7:25 PM EDT.

CAPTIVATED: The Allure of Carnivorous Plants tells the stories of four people whose lives were affected in different ways by the cultivation of these many fascinating plants. Learn about many of the wide range of carnivorous plants out there as each person tells the story of their journey.

Use the link below if you may be interested in helping to fund this documentary film of four people whose lives have been changed by cultivating these amazing plants.

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