Thursday, May 15, 2014

Get the Scoop on Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants:  Learn to Identify, Grow 

and Conserve Carnivorous Plants

June 7, 2014 | 9 AM - 1 PM 
Visitor Center & Conservatory -- Adult Classroom 
2450 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605
Cost: $50                 Friends of the Garden Members: $45
Georgia is home to nearly 30 species of carnivorous plants --  plants that get most of their nutrients from capturing and digesting the living organisms -- insects, spiders, frogs, etc. -- that fall or are lured into their traps. They inhabit some of our most interesting and endangered habitats -- bogs, savannas, and other wetlands. This class will look at their fascinating life history and explore some of the plant communities that support them.

Kevin Tarner, Greenhouse Manager for UGA's Plant Biology Department, will cover identification of Georgia's carnivorous plants, as well as propagation and cultivation. He will also discuss their endangered and species-rich habitats and the conservation steps being taken to preserve them.  Each participant will have the chance to get their hands dirty by potting up their own carnivorous plants to take home. The class will also visit the Plant Biology Greenhouses on Riverbend Road and tour Kevin's extensive collection of carnivorous plants. 
For more information or to register, contact Cora Keber [] 706-542-6156, or go to the Garden's online registration site:

Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant  Photo by Hugh and Carol Nourse

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