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How Pitcher Plants Eat Bugs (Frog Optional)

A few months ago at work I captured this photo of a frog inside of a pitcher plant. Do you see it? It is pretty well camouflaged and poking its head out just enough to intercept curious insects lured in by the promise of nectar, eating them before they can make their way into the tube. 697 more words

Botany

Pleasures of the Garden - Part 1 of 4

There’s something about March—summer’s last big push—here in the Southern Hemisphere. Parks, markets and gardens are filled to overflowing with beautiful displays of flowers and fruits. 281 more words

Nature

Holiday Sale 20% Off Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes)

Save on our large selection of Pitcher Plants. Receive 20% off on all of our pitchers plants that display this snow globe in the description. … 12 more words

Carnivorous Plants

At the Mercy of Electricity

Above: Lepanthopsis Astrophora

Below: A mishmash of indoor seedlings and tropicals that rely on my power not going out for any significant time to survive the winter.

Nature

Nepenthes, Pre-Winter

Even as the weather turns bitter, the first snow falls, and life outdoors slows to a halt in preparation for dormancy. Things that are indoors, tricked into a false sense of security by electric warmth, continue to truck along.

Nature

Feed Me, Seymour: A Plant Trap Close-Up

I was crossing a wooden footbridge in the H.L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and there it was. The sign. 521 more words

Life

Eatey plants research

Rapid plant movement is a thing:

The mimosa plant withdraws its leaves when touched to protect them from hungry creatures.

The venus flytrap is another example of rapid plant movement. 259 more words

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