Birmingham & Tuscaloosa

Alabama Wildlife Center & Exploring Natural Alabama - Carnivorous Plants of Alabama

March 11, 2018 in Pelham , AL

1:30pm - 4pm


Chris Oberholster-Bham Audubon Director of Partnership & Policy, 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. Venus fly traps and sundews can also inhabit pitcher plant bogs. Weather permitting, an informal nature walk follows the program so be sure to bring your camera, binoculars & field guides. (Free after paid admission to Oak Mountain State Park.)