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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Fascinating Carnivorous Plants of the Southeastern US with David McAdoo

(7 p.m.)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

(Pale Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia alata, in flower, and Tracy’s Sundew, Drosera tracyi, by David McAdoo)

(Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, in flower, by David McAdoo)

The talk will be about the carnivorous plants that live in the southeastern US.  The most famous of our plants is the Venus Flytrap which is endemic to an area of about 100 miles around Wilmington, NC.  In addition to this plant there are three other carnivorous plant families that are common to our region and each one has a different technique of capturing prey.

David R. McAdoo is one of the region’s most knowledgeable carnivorous plant and native orchid conservationists, a founding member of the Native Orchid Conference. He has inspired great appreciation for and love of these precious plant communities by leading NCNPS trips to many of the state’s unique habitats. He is also a fantastic photographer and many of his photos are available on the North American Orchid Center website, as well as the Triad Chapter of the NCNPS’ Yahoo!Groups site.

(David McAdoo leading the 2016 NCNPS Spring Plant trip at Shaken Creek, by Nancy Adamson)

Please join us Wednesday, April 5th at 7 p.m. at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410 (phone 336-373-2923).  All are welcome, though of course we hope you’ll be inspired to join the NCNPS and support efforts to plant more natives and wildlife habitat!

Members often arrive a little early to chat and check out door prizes or books. We don’t always have these, but often do. Feel free to bring a native plant to share or save it for the annual fundraiser that is part of our annual picnic in June. Funds raised support native plant research mini-grants or scholarships to attend the wonderful Cullowhee Native Conference in July.

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