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ICPS 2020 Photo Contest Results

Despite our 2020 biennial conference in Japan being delayed due to corona virus, we still held the photo contest. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your enthusiasm and passion for carnivorous plants is inspiring.

Categories included; Portraits of Carnivorous Plants (a single plant or collection), Carnivorous Plants in the Wild (photos taken of plants in their natural habitat) and People and Plants (Wacky or serious photo of carnivorous plants and the people who love them).

Thank you artists Mindy Lighthipe, Jeremy Miklas and TIES director Bertha Vazquez for being our judges this year. Winners received a 1-year membership to ICPS.

Photo contest curated by ICPS Education Director, Kenny Coogan

 

 

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:50

New Education Section

We have new section on the website for kids activities and other educational resources.  

You don't need to be a teacher to use the new mazes, coloring sheets and puzzles for your kids.  Download the PDFs, print them out, and give the kids something creative to do.

Also check out ICPS Education Director Kenny Coogan's TEDEd presentation on Carnivorous Plants via the Education Videos link.

Click the "Education" navigation tab above to get started.

 

Coloring Sheet

 

Sat, 04/11/2020 - 07:45

March 2020 CPN

The March 2020 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. It is published in March, June, September, and December.

Features of CPN include horticultural articles, research papers, field trip reports, conservation news, book and literature reviews, communications from members, cultivar and species descriptions, and meeting announcements.

 

Contents of the March 2020 Issue 49:1

  • ICPS Conference 2018 videos (PDF
  • ICPS Conference 2020 - Update — Koji Kondo (PDF
  • When three become two: Drosera coalara links Drosera citrina with Drosera nivea — Thilo Alexander Krueger and Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF
  • In pursuit of Mexican Pinguicula: a journey to northwestern Oaxaca — Martín Mata-Rosas and Julián Hernández-Rendón and María Magdalena Salinas-Rodríguez 
  • Carnivorous plants of the Western Australian granite outcrops — Boaz Ng 
  • Growing Genlisea — Rita Corino 
  • Butterflies love Sarracenia — Robert Barr 
  • New Cultivars — Alexander Fisch and Jimmy Conner (PDF
  • Book review: Flesh-Eating Plants of Newfoundland & Labrador and the Maritime Provinces — Barry Rice 

 

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Sun, 03/01/2020 - 16:46

ICPS Conference 2018 Videos

Videos of the ICPS Conference 2018 have been posted on the ICPS YouTube channel and in the conference section of this website. All of the talks at the conference were recorded although the posting of two talks has been delayed.  Also, do not miss the videos of Conference 2010 and Conference 2000.  Enjoy!

 

Watch the Conference 2018 Videos

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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 18:10

December 2019 CPN

The December 2019 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. It is published in March, June, September, and December.

Features of CPN include horticultural articles, research papers, field trip reports, conservation news, book and literature reviews, communications from members, cultivar and species descriptions, and meeting announcements.

 

Contents of the December 2019 Issue 48:4

  • Kenny Coogan: ICPS Education Director
  • An introduction to the San Diego Carnivorous Plant Society — Gerhart Haupt 
  • Dionaea traps selectively allow small animals to escape — Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer and Stephen E. Williams (Abstract | PDF
  • Quinone patterns and identification of Japanese Spider Leg Sundews (Drosera Sect. Arachnopus) — Jan Schlauer and Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer (Abstract | PDF
  • Drosera in the western USA — an update — Barry A. Rice 
  • Ode to the Sundew — Joyce Ferguson 
  • Stop sharing information, Dammit! You’re not helping! — Barry Rice 
  • Grow Venus flytraps indoors — John Brittnacher 
  • Quest for the origin of Heliamphora heterodoxa. Report of May 2018 expedition to Venezuela with carnivorous flora occurrences in the base areas of Ptari-tepui — Mateusz Wrazidlo 
  • New cultivars — Juan Moscoso and Julien Müller and Paolo Mattevi (PDF

 

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Sun, 12/01/2019 - 13:08

Kenny Coogan: ICPS Education Director

Kenny Coogan started his career by working at two zoos and an aquarium for ten years in the education departments. He is a prolific writer, contributing over 400 printed articles to the magazines Countryside, Hobby Farms, Chickens, Backyard Poultry, and Florida Gardening. Kenny is working on his fourth TED-Ed talk. His TED-Ed video “Why are sloths so slow?” has over 3 million views and his newly published YouTube film “The wild world of carnivorous plants” is approaching 500,000 views. He is a certified middle school science and agriculture teacher. He is entering his second year of his Wipro Science Education Foundation Fellowship at University of South Florida. The fellowship provides science teachers in the Tampa Bay region with the tools they need to become more effective instructors, advance science education curriculum, and achieve greater student success.

Kenny has been keeping carnivorous plants for ten years. Last year he obtained his nursery license and sells carnivorous plants at the area's seasonal plant sales.

His goal as the ICPS Education Director is to create infographics and a book specifically for school age children.

 

CPN Cover

 

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:58