Carnivorous Plants at the EcoCenter

Saturday, August 20th 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

Join the Environmental Volunteers at our EcoCenter for an exciting, interactive program on carnivorous plants! These fascinating plants, like their name suggests, capture insects and other prey to digest. See venus flytraps and more, including species that are local to California! Learn through interactive observation what makes these plants special. You will learn about a plant that can count and has a memory, how to keep your venus flytrap alive and more.

 

Intended for kids and families but all ages welcome.

 

Capacity is limited. If tickets sell out, join our waitlist!

 

About the speaker:

 

Stephen has been growing plants his entire life, and started focusing on carnivorous plants almost 30 years ago. Since then he has been President of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society a couple of times, Managing Editor of a peer reviewed scientific journal on carnivorous plants and participated in research on carnivorous plants in the Sierra Nevada.

 

He will be sharing his knowledge and experience with carnivorous plants of California and the North American continent including the California Cobra Lily, sundews, Venus Flytraps, and American pitcher plants.