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Nepenthes’ Sole Pitcher

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The carnivore above was purchased at a nursery in Darien, Georgia.  It took over three years to produce this deadly little pitcher, far from the humid climate it prefers.

Written by Cameron Brooks

September 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

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Sarracenia Smiles

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After last spring’s paintbrush pollination, shiny ebony seeds dropped in sphagnum become traps poised to ensnare what the pitchers above can’t.

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Classroom Carnivore Blossom

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Click here to see last year’s blooms.

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Viridescent Carnivore

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The pitcher plant is making the most of recent afternoon thunderstorms.   Discover how…

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

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She’s likely making up for months spent in our classroom with little available protein.

Summer on the porch offers a variety of delicacies.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

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A second grade teacher from across the hall enjoys giving me a hard time for being vegan with multiple carnivorous plants in the classroom.  He also has a venus flytrap, so we decided to do a little pollinating.   See how it turns out…

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Hooded Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia minor

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Our classroom’s resident Sarracenia minor spends the summer at home on the porch. Although our classroom windows provide ample sunlight for plants on the sill (and a spectacular view of the butterfly garden), these carnivorous classmates don’t get much protein during the school year.

 

Smile.

Laugh.

Eat.

Written by Cameron Brooks

May 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm