April 27, 2018
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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."

Effective Jan 1, 2018 - NECPS meetings will no longer be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Please check the Event Calendar for upcoming event dates.

AnnouncementsWhat's New
NECPS May Meeting

The next meeting of the NECPS will be held on May 19 at 12:30 PM at Logee's Greenhouses 141 North Street, Danielson, CT (directions).

There is a town event, out of our control, going on May 19th called Springtime Festival Harmony and Hops. There is a road race at 9:30 and the road race goes right in front of Logee's and the roads will be closed from 8 am - 11 am. Also, the Main Street in Danielson will be closed most of the day. There is a parade at 1 pm with over 30 floats and 25 beer vendors on Main Street. As long as you come after 11:00 am and enter from the north you should be fine.

There will also be a silent auction.


NECPS Secretary Needed
We are still looking for someone who could fulfill the position of NECPS Secretary. The candidate should be an officer who keeps records, takes meeting minutes and performs other clerical work. This candidate would be willing to help coordinate events and be a responsible intermediate between the venue and the NECPS.

If you or someone you know would be interested in this position please contact Emmi Kurosawa.

Tower Hill Botanical Center Spring Plant Sale

June 2, 9am - 2pm - Spring Plant Sale Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA


Tower Hill Member-only sale from 9-11 a.m.; public sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with Tower Hill admission.

  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors (65+): $10
  • Youth (6-18): $5
  • Children 5 and Under: Free
Admission Details

The region's largest, most diverse plant sale. Find inspiration among the hundreds of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs and more. Shop from the northeast's most distinguished specialty nurseries, plant societies and garden artisans. Tower Hill members save 10% on the Garden's own offerings.

The NECPS Takes Home A Blue Ribbon At The Boston Flower Show!
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Membership Dues are payable at or before the January meeting.

Meat-Eating Plant Found Stealing Bugs From Its Neighbors

National Geographic: Finding a sundew plant with a healthy supply of insect food may not seem suspicious. After all, carnivorous plants are famed for supplementing their diet with meat to compensate for nutrient-poor soil.

But there may be devious behavior going on behind the scenes. Some sundews growing in bogs in Japan steal insects lured by the flowers of neighboring plants, according to Kazuki Tagawa from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, and his colleagues.

It seems to be a case of kleptoparasitism, which has only previously been witnessed in animals, where food is acquired from another species with nothing offered in return. For instance, frigatebirds steal their meals from red-footed boobies.

"As far as we know, this phenomenon has not been observed before," says Tagawa, whose team reports their findings in Ecological Research.

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NECPS 15th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show

It's not too early to start planning the NECPS 15th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show which will be held on September 8th and 9th this year! Last year we had a record attendance of 2,894! Lets see if we can do even better this year!

Show Planning Discussion Board

Carnivorous Plant Inspires Nano-tech Blood Cleanser

Nano Magazine: A nanoscale invention inspired by the tiny hairs on a Venus Flytrap could revolutionise anti-bacterial treatments for the seriously ill. The invention, a refinement of an existing type of machine known as a dialyser, is reported in the journal Nature Communications, by a team led by Lizhi Liu of the Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, in China.

If antibiotics fail to defeat harmful bacteria in a patient, the next available process is to remove the person's entire blood supply and run it through a machine - a dialyser - to scrub it. This involves extracting through one blood vessel, pumping it through the scrubber and then pushing it back into the body through another. The practice has been available for some years now, but existing dialysers are notably inefficient. A human bloodstream flows quickly, with considerable force. Current dialysers use a range of extraction techniques, including filtration, microfluidic devices and nanoparticle separation, but all fail to capture the bulk of the bacteria carried in the blood. Many, too, are overwhelmed by the force of the flow, and end up releasing caught microbes back into the mix.

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International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference 2018

August 3-5, 2018 with scheduled field trips August 7-10, 2018

Conference Information & Registrations
Conference Registration is $125.
Sunday Banquet Dinner Registration is $75.
Field Trip Registration is $1000 and includes all transportation, meals, and lodging.

Hosted by the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society (BACPS), the oldest carnivorous plant society in the United States, in partnership with the world renowned carnivorous plant nursery California Carnivores.

International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference 2018

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