Welcome to 2015!

The UMCPS will be ringing in the new year with our first meeting on Sunday, January 11th starting at 4pm.  There will be a few important things happening that you won’t want to miss.  For starters, we’ll be electing new officers, all two of them!  So make sure your voice is heard and come to the meeting to vote.  Of course, only members with their dues paid up will get to vote, so bring your $10 and be a member all year!

There is also going to be a program as well.  Our current treasurer is going to be demonstrating how to propagate sundews through proper root cuttings.  If you’ve ever wanted to grow your collection of sundews, or just be able to share them with friends more easily, there is no better way than with root cuttings.  So, come by and see how an expert does it!

The meeting will be held at a member’s home in Norwood Young America, MN.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username, umcps.  We hope to see you there!

Have a great holiday season!

Next meeting: this Sunday!

Fall 2014 sale

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who came out to the show and sale at Bachman’s Nursery this last weekend and stopped by to chat with us.  We had a great time meeting bunch of really cool people!  We had a chance to talk with people who were new to carnivorous plants and those who were experts.  It was all a ton of fun!  Plus, there were many plants that got to go to new homes with folks, where we know they’ll be happy.

We also have a meeting coming up this Sunday!  The plan, besides general club business, is to figure out the schedule for next year (yes, we are hoping to plan a whole year in advance!), and to watch a carnivorous plant movie or two.  So bring your favorite movie snack food to share, or something to drink, and meet us on Sunday, 9 November.  We hope to see a bunch of new faces there too.  See you then!

Questions?  Feel free to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username: umcps

Sale this weekend!

How time flies!  We’ll be hanging out with the Twin Cities Gesneriad Society this weekend, the 1st and 2nd of November, talking with people about plants that eat insects and then selling them to people who want to take one home.  Interested in dropping by?

The sale will be held at the Bachman’s Nursery on Lyndale in Minneapolis, and runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

And don’t forget, our next meeting will be on Sunday, 9 November at 4pm at one of our member’s homes.  We’ll be watching a couple carnivorous plant films and of course talking club business.  Please bring a snack or drinks to share.  It’ll be fun, we hope to see you there!

September 28th meeting

First off, we had a great time at the MN State Fair!  We met so many really great people, and want to thank all of them for taking the time to swing by our table.  We had a lot of curious folks that didn’t know anything about carnivorous plants.  But we also were lucky enough to have chances to speak with a few people who were really interested in these little critters.  It truly was a wonderful two days!

Our September meeting is going to be a little delayed this year.  The reason is that we are going to have an opportunity to meet over at the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences Greenhouses.  There are some great plants there – even if all of them aren’t carnivorous.

The meeting will be at 4pm, on Sunday the 28th of September.  It can be a little tricky to find the CBS Greenhouses, which are on the St Paul Campus, but this map should help.  Unfortunately, the parking a bit of a walk away.  But It’s worth it!  This is a nice central location, and so we hope to see friends new and old.

Of course if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username: umcps.  See you soon!

It’s something special…

The State Fair is coming!  Yes, it that time again. Time to visit the UMCPS at the Minnesota State Fair.  We’ll be in the Horticulture Building from 9am to 9pm this Thursday and Friday, August 21st and 22nd.  So, come on out and have a chat with us!  We will have members there the entire time the building is open!

What could you see?  Well, here is a beautiful flow from a bladderwort that a member brought to the last meeting

IMG_1849And this is a seriously big venus flytrap another member brought to the same meeting

IMG_1854Don’t miss seeing your display and asking all of your burning carnivorous plant questions to our experts!

Of course if you do, our next meeting will be September 28th.  So you can plan for that.  But who can wait when the plants are so cool!  We’ll see you there!

A quick correction…

We are very sorry to do this at the last minute, but there was a mistake in the last posting.  We will not be meeting at Sunrise River Farms as stated.  Instead, we will be meeting at a member -Alex’s house in Oakdale, MN.  The meeting will still be held at 4pm, on Sunday, July 13th.  If you need the address please contact us at our yahoo.com email address, username umcps.  Thanks for your understanding about this change!

Mid-Summer Meeting

It’s that time again.  Time to enjoy the long days, barbeques, swimming, and of course get togethers.  At our next meeting, which is only 1 week away, we will be planning our participation at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, a.k.a. the Minnesota State Fair.  Plus, we are going to be talking about how we can help get carnivorous plant display going at a local public garden.  All of that back at our favorite meeting spot, Sunrise River Farms, in Wyoming (Wyoming, Minnesota that is).  We’ll be meeting in the greenhouses on top of the hill, just follow the drive.  The meeting will begin at the usual time, 4pm, on Sunday, the 13th of July – yes, next Sunday!  So, please come out and join us!  Sure, we have a great time catching up with the usual suspects, but we love to see new faces as well, and always like seeing those elusive folks who appear only occasionally – our will-o’-the-wisps.  It’s a great time of year to drive the Minnesota roads and promises to be a really fun meeting.  We hope to see you there!