Oak Mountain State Park

Carnivorous Plants

Event Dates:
September 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
Carn PLants


Carnivorous Plants!

'Feed Me Seymour!’ Come on out to discover facts about these unusual plants that are carnivorous, meaning they digest insects and other organisms. They live in boggy, wet areas that are low in nutrients, and have evolved over time to eat prey to survive. People have long been drawn to these weird but lovable plants, enthralled by visions of man-eaters out of “Little Shop of Horrors.” (no worries, none are big enough to eat humans…. yet)
Join DeSoto State Park Naturalist Brittney Hughes to explore the world of the Venus Fly Traps, Sundews, Bladderworts, Butterworts, & Pitcher Plants and how each one catches their prey.
Additionally, she will mention the Green Pitcher Plant Project, a park effort to ensure Lookout Mountain’s native, federally-listed endangered pitcher plant is protected and will thrive over many generations.

Meet at the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center at 6:00pm!