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Carnivorous Plants in Connecticut and Around the World

Saturday, November 14, 2015
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Museum of Natural History

Certain groups of plants struggling to survive in nutrient-poor soils, such as those found in bogs, have become predators, evolving adaptations to attract, capture, digest, and absorb nutrients from animal prey. Dr. Matthew Opel, horticulturist at the UConn department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s research and teaching greenhouses, will introduce carnivorous plants that grow right here in southern New England, as well as more exotic species, with a slide presentation and demonstrations with live plants.

This program is free and advanced registration is not required.


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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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