October 28, 2016
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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 November Meeting - Oct 23, 2016 by Webmaster
This month’s meeting will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 12:30 PM At the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center,1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI - (directions)

NECPS President Dave Sackett will be giving a presentation on Heliamphora.

All are encouraged to bring their Heliamphora to show off and any plants they may wish to contribute
to the silent auction.

Please note the change of the meeting date to Saturday, November 5th.

NECPS Booth at Tower Hill Botanic Garden - Oct 24, 2016 by Webmaster
We are looking for a volunteer to staff a NECPS booth at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden on  November 15-17, between 10:15am and 11:30am for 7th grade students. 100 students each day will be divided into 3 groups of ~30 and have a rotation tour around Tower Hill. We are to be there to provide our service for 20 min per session x 3 each day.

If available and Interested contact NECPS Officers.

2017 Event Planning - Oct 23, 2016 by Webmaster
Event planning should now be underway for the 2017 year. If you would like to give a presentation, demonstration or schedule some other event contact NECPS Officers.

NECPS In The News - Oct 23, 2016 by Webmaster
John Twomey, NECPS Secretary and URI Master Gardener was the subject of an interview by Walt Buteau of WPRI Channel 12 Providence, RI. The interview aired on Friday October 14th at 6 PM and again on Saturday morning and again once more on
Monday in a segment they call The Rhode Show.

If you haven’t already, you can read the online article and view the video below.

Meat eating plants are not just science fiction

Volunteers Are Needed for the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show! - Oct 23, 2016 by Webmaster
We have the opportunity to set up a booth at the upcoming Connecticut Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT on February 23-26 2017. They are offering us $3/Sq foot with free sod and mulch. We are looking for volunteers who can help us with set up and tear down and to man the booth during the show. The theme for this year is "Woodland Enchantment". We need ideas for a 10x10 exhibition.

Also we still need a contact person who can be the intermediate between them and society.

Got News? - Oct 23, 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

Has your email address changed? You can update your email address or other contact information by visiting the Contact page.

Reminder: Membership dues are payable at or before the January meeting or if there is no
January meeting, the following meeting.

Botanist leads petition to give Venus Flytrap endangered species protection - Oct 25, 2016 by Webmaster Despite being well known, hugely popular, and widely cultivated, wild populations of the Venus flytrap have declined greatly in number and extent. This species only grows in one region -- the coastal plains of the Carolinas.  Wild plants here are threatened by illegal poaching, development pressures, storm surges, and the loss of wet pine savanna habitats that are damp, open, and burn regularly.  Given its declines and these direct and indirect threats to its persistence, we petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Venus Flytrap as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Sign the petition

At the NECPS October Meeting - Oct 10, 2016 by Webmaster

Kadeem Gilbert is seen here discussing his research
on Nepenthes pitcher morphology at the
Audubon Enviormental Eduction Center during the October meeting.

Meet the man on a misson to save carnivorous plants - Oct 20, 2016 by Webmaster
BBC Earth - Stewart McPherson is prepared to go a long way for his science: even into the grounds of a prison in the Philippines. "I had to be guided by murderers," he says.

His target was, appropriately enough, a plant that kills: a tropical pitcher plant called Nepenthes deaniana that traps and digests insects. "It hadn't been seen for nearly 100 years."

McPherson has been fascinated with carnivorous plants since childhood. As an eight-year-old he came across his first species in a British garden centre. Immediately fascinated, he started a collection. After a couple of years, he had filled the family conservatory with hundreds of different plants.

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