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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."

- NECPS 1st Pre Fall Carnivorous Plant Show -

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NECPS August meeting - Jul 08, 2014 by Webmaster
The next meeting of the NECPS will take place on August 2nd at Black Jungle Terrarium Supply, Turner Falls, MA -  Map

Black Jungle is  a great place to purchase carnivorous and tropical plants or to stock up on growing supplies. It's worth a visit just to view the many species of poison dart frogs that Mike and Richard breed and sell there.

If you're planning on attending please let them know at: mwallitis@yahoo.com

Garden of Horrors Killer Plant Sale & Bog Walk

NECPS 1st Pre Fall Carnivorous Plant Show - Jul 09, 2014 by Webmaster
The NECPS First Pre Fall Carnivorous Plant Show will be held on Aug 9, 2014 and Aug 10, 2014 at the Lake Street Garden Center in Salem, NH - Directions - Map

For more details visit our show information page: 1st Pre Fall Carnivorous Plant Show

So Many Ant Plants! - Jun 14, 2014 by Webmaster
Thanks Matt for the tour of the UCONN greenhouses and for all of the wonderful Ant Plants! More photos of our visit can be viewed in the Gallery.

New Library Addition - Jul 22, 2014 by Webmaster
The book "The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada" by Carlyle A. Luer has been donated by Johnny Maiocchi and has been added to the Library.

Members who would like to take out an item from the library should review the NECPS Library Policy and then contact Don Gallant, the NECPS Librarian using the Contact Form including the title that you are interested in.

Meat-Eating Plants Losing Their Dining Room - Jul 16, 2014 by Webmaster
NECPS President Dave Sackett tells us "We just had another article written about us with the focus on conservation and habitat loss for our plants. It nice to have the spotlight on this topic as much of our focus is on cultivation."

You can read the article here: www.ecori.org/massachusetts-resources/2014/7/15/meat-eating-plants-losing-their-dining-room.html

NECPS Press Releases - Jul 09, 2014 by Webmaster
Pre Show Aug 9 - 10: NECPS PRE show 2014 press release

11th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show Oct 4 - 5: NECPS show 2014 press release

Visit our  forum to join the discussion on both events.

N. C. House makes Venus flytrap theft a felony - Jun 20, 2014 by Webmaster
— House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to make the theft of Venus flytraps a felony in the four North Carolina counties where it grows wild. The measure, House Bill 1059, is one of three current legislative proposals to toughen penalties for stealing the carnivorous plants. The measure now goes to the Senate.

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Four New Species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) from the Central Mountains of Mindanao, Philippines - Jun 06, 2014 by Webmaster
Together with the islands of Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia), the Philippines are the main center of diversity for carnivorous pitcher plants of the genus, Nepenthes L. Nepenthes are the largest of all carnivorous plants, and the species with the biggest pitchers are capable of trapping and digesting small amphibians and even mammals. The central cordillera of Mindanao Island in the south of the Philippines is mostly covered with old, primary forest and is the largest remaining cohesive, untouched area of wilderness in the Philippines. In a recent field exploration of two areas of the central cordillera, namely Mount Sumagaya and a section of the Pantaron range, four new taxa of Nepenthes were discovered. These four remarkable new species, N. pantaronensis, N. cornuta, N. talaandig and N. amabilis, are described, illustrated and assessed.

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Wilmington brewery hopes to protect Venus flytraps - May 25, 2014 by Webmaster
A new craft brewery establishing itself in the Brooklyn Arts District of Wilmington could eventually help conserve the Venus flytrap.

Mike Barlas, owner of Flytrap Brewing, knows he can supplement the efforts of the Nature Conservancy and the Land Trust through awareness of flytrap conservation. In his home brewing, he has experimented with jasmine, coffee and chicory root.

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