All the members of the International Carnivorous Plant Society
share an interest in those fascinating and beautiful plants that
capture, kill, and digest animals. Which of the following categories
do you fall into?
- Are you a beginner who is having trouble with that Venus Flytrap?
Or are you an experienced grower who would like access to our
large, inexpensive seed bank? Are you curious about how to propagate
tuberous sundews? Do you have pests on your carnivores? Would
you like to know how to prepare water for Aldrovand? Do
you want to contact other growers or seed distributors? Do you
want to publish a new cultivar description? Would you like to
know about Sarracenia fieldwork?
- Do you want to know how carnivorous plants and their traps work,
how they are adapted to their environment, and how they evolved?
Do you want to review the species descriptions of newly discovered
carnivores? Would you like a quick summary of this quarter's most
important carnivorous plant papers that appeared in the botanical
- Looking for a way to excite your students? Do you want to interest
your students in the natural world?
- Do you need updates on how Nepenthes and Sarracenia
are surviving in the wild? Are you worried about habitat preservation?
Are you interested in the latest trends in the collecting and
conservation attitudes of carnivorous plant growers? Do you want
to hear the news about CITES, ESA, or the IUCN?
- Are you the sort of person who is interested in the natural
world? Are you fascinated by these peculiar plants which seem
to have upset the conventional order of the animal-plant interactions?
- Do you require travel information for that approaching trip
to Mt. Kinabalu? Would you like advice for finding plants on the
Venezuelan tepuis? Are you planning to visit the southeastern
US and would like to know where you should go to see plants?
Members of the ICPS fit into many of the above groups--what about