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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."

NECPS 12th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show

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No meeting for July - Jun 14, 2015 by Webmaster
There is no fromal meeting scheduled for July. Hope to see you in August.

- Mark your calendars -

September 5 - 6  Annual NECPS Carnivorous Plant Show

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

Interested in joining us to display or sell some carnivorous plants or to  help out with the show?

Contact the NECPS President Dave Sackett.

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NECPS 12th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show - Plant Preregistration - Jun 28, 2015 by Webmaster
The Plant Preregistration Form is now available for download for anyone wishing to preregister plants for our upcoming Fall Carnivorous Plant Show. Please fill out and return to Shaun Montminy no later than Friday, August 4, 2015.

Plant Preregistration Form

New Care Sheets Added - Apr 30, 2015 by Webmaster
The following files have been added to our list of Guides and Care Sheets

"The Tropical Sundews: Drosera sp." by Michael and Andreia Stiffler

"Care Sheet for Your Carnivorous Plant Bog" by John Twomey

"How to Grow Heliamphora in New England" by Emmi Kurosawa

NECPS booth at CT Flower Show 2016 - Apr 12, 2015 by Webmaster
We have decided not to run an NECPS booth at the Connecticut Flower Show in 2016, as it coincides with the usually better attended Rhode Island show.

However, if we can find a point person for the Connecticut show and get enough hands on deck, we may reconsider this.
Please contact NECPS President Dave Sackett if you would be interested.

This Plant Feasts on More than 6,000 Insects an Hour

Carnivorous plant adhesive helps cells stick - Jun 13, 2015 by Webmaster
Chemistryworld - The adhesive used by carnivorous sundew plants to trap insects may one day find use as a cell-friendly scaffold in tissue engineering, researchers in the US have shown. The properties of the material have previously been exploited in the pharmaceutical and food industry without being properly understood, but new structural and chemical analysis suggests more uses and points the way towards synthetically produced bio-inspired mimics.

Sundews (Drosera sp.) obtain nitrogen and phosphorus from insects, trapping them with a bioadhesive secreted by glands on their leaves. Researchers have previously observed that the adhesive is biocompatible and highly viscoelastic, but until now its composition has remained a mystery.

Read the full article here: Carnivorous plant adhesive helps cells stick


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