Social Meeting- This Sunday 10/8 @ 3pm

Sorry for the late notice. October snuck up on me.
This Sunday we will be ignoring football, and the (maybe) protests.
Instead we will gather and discuss our plants! Some that are starting to go dormant for the winter, and some that are just starting their growing season.
Plus the ones that just don’t care what season it is!
The venue this time is Headflyer Brewing.
861 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
For those that are new to the group, this is an all ages event. There is need to drink.

Sept 10 Meeting – Lowland Nepenthes

On the heels of the state fair display it is time for the next meeting. This time Matt will be giving us a talk on lowland nepenthes, from the hot and steamy jungles.

Has been a while since we were there, but the meeting will be back at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
September 10th at the usual time of 3pm.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at)
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/

Hope to see you all there.

State Fair time!

We will be there tomorrow (8/24) and Friday (8/25.) Stop by and say hi!
Trade war … er growing… stories. Advice on how we grow plants or just look at the beauties we brought in!
Venus Fly Trap feedings again this year, check the display for times.

In the horticulture building, but the AVSM wing this year.

A Call to Arms, and Beer

First up, we will have a social meeting on Aug 13, at Able Seedhouse + Brewery, 1121 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN. The usual time of 3 pm.

Well, it is that time of year again. We need to plan our presence at the great Minnesota Get Together (or Sweat Together, which ever.) We will be there Aug 24 & 25th.

First thing, this year we will be in the AVSM wing, not the MSHS wing. There are a bunch of member that belong to AVSM (African Violet Society of MN) or affiliated societies, and they offered us a great deal. Free fair tickets! Plus more space than we have had in the past.

So, to fill the space we need plants. Even if you do not want to volunteer, please consider sending your plants. Alex at the CBS Greenhouse can hold plants for a few days. I am willing to hold plants on the north side. Feel free to contact us and make arrangements. If you are willing to bring plants for show, let us know what you might have so we can plan the space accordingly. Anyone that has some larger nepenthes would be appreciated.

We also need volunteers to explain the wonders of carnivorous plants to the unwashed masses (depending on the day, very unwashed masses.)
We will be doing the Venus fly trap feeding again this year. We will need speakers and cricket wrangles for each show. No fear, if you do not want to be involved in that circus, we can still use general table help.

Get in contact and let us know if you are willing to help and score free tickets to the fair!
email – umcps (at) or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/

June 11th Field Trip

Well, it is time to start planning for next weekend’s expedition to the northlands in search of the elusive sarracenia flower. Which, in truth, will never inspire poets as, say, the rose has.
Still it should be a fun time looking in a swamp near Sandstone MN. Hopefully we will find a few other Minnesota rare plants as well.
Note – Swamp. Dress appropriately to get wet and spare, dry shoes will make the trip home a bit more comfortable.

Given the distance and lack of parking at the site, car pooling is advised. Contact us for the meeting spot, in Ham Lake. Assembly time should be about 1 pm, arrival at Sandstone about 2.

As always contact us at the usual places: umcps (at)
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/