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Carnivorous Plants of Alabama
March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 11th, 2:00 p.m. ~
Chris Oberholster, Guest Speaker
Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients
(but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. These plants have adapted to grow in places
where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs and rock outcroppings. The endemic Alabama canebrake pitcher plant is but one species of pitcher plant found in this state, and venus fly traps and sundews can also inhabit pitcher plant bogs. Join Chris, Birmingham Audubon’s Director of Partnership & Policy, as he shares his expertise on these most fascinating plants.