Venus flytrap campaign; the half way point

photo courtesy of Skip Pudney

Hello!  Most of you might be aware of the crowd funding campaign we are running to raise money for a comprehensive survey of the Venus flytrap population in the Green Swamp preserve, and if you don’t know about the campaign you can read about it here or here!

A Venus flytrap in full bloom, photo taken at the Green Swamp preserve.

Well today marks the half way point of the campaign and we are plugging along.  We have raised 10% of our goal and are so grateful for all of the folks that have supported us thus far.  As for the second half of this campaign we are going for a mega push to get closer to our goal.  So here is where you can help, we need to spread the word!  The crowd funding concept only works if we can reach the masses.  So share this with your friends!  Here is the link again to our project called “Venus flytrap, a Charismatic…Plant?!”

A tray of Venus flytraps from the tissue culture lab at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC. The College has a tissue culture program in which they clone Venus flytraps and sell them to the public. This is a great way to flood the market with “safe” plants, not poached plants. Read about Venus flytrap poaching here.

The Venus flytrap is such an important piece of the southeast coastal plain’s natural heritage, we need to make sure it lasts for generations to come.

Thank you so much for your help!


About secpnc

My name is Sara Babin and I am the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy Southeast Coastal Plain program in Wilmington, NC. Our office is responsable for the maintenance and restoration of 35,000 acres of preserve land owned by The Nature Conservancy. We protect the land for ecologically significant species in hopes to ensure a lasting natural history legacy for future generations to enjoy. This blog will highlight our most exciting activities and events with much of the focus being on our controlled burn program. With this blog we hope to share the ins and outs of what we do and how it is bettering the world for plants, animals, and people.
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