Carnivorous plant days are back! Come on by Saturday, July 11 or 18, 10AM – 2PM, to see some carnivorous plants and talk with Steve Branchaud, our beloved employee. He may even demonstrate a Venus Flytrap in action! This is a great event for kids in particular, who really find the plants fascinating.
Every year, we host Carnivorous Plant Days to showcase Steve’s passion project: Homegrown carnivorous plants! Steve has been studying and growing these plants for more than 30 years, and is a member of and exhibitor with the New England Carnivorous Plant Society and the International Carnivorous Plant Society.
If you are interested in purchasing the plants or specialty soils, you can do that as well. At the event, we will be practicing social distancing, so everyone can safely take turns viewing the plants and learning about this extraordinary example of botanical evolution. If you would prefer to contact Steve directly, and purchase plants online from him, you can find him on Facebook at @SeacoastSarracenia.
You can also watch this very, very serious video of Steve explaining some of the gory details of how these plants capture their prey, and the fascinating aspects of botanical evolution. Get ready to have nightmares!