UMCPS Social & State Fair

First, the next social will be at a member’s house.
Don Schiller, in Brooklyn Park, will be hosting us on Sunday Aug 12th at 3 pm.

This social meeting will be a chance to sit and chat.  We can see Don’s small growing area and how he makes it a hot, bright, humid area for the CPs and some of the orchids.  We will probably also have a discussion of show plans for the State Fair and may talk of the ICPS convention in Santa Rosa.

Don will have some beer, wine and some food, however, if you like you own type of beer, pop, etc. feel free to bring it.

Don requests a RSVP, so we have a clue about how many people will be coming.
The address will be provided privately.

We are also planning for the state fair. We will have free tickets for anyone volunteering.
Send a message via one of the below methods, if you are interested.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com  … (Please note – NEW email address. This one will get answered!)
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/  (Feel free to send a message.)

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Field Trip July 8th!

Come join us on Sunday July 8th for a bog walk through a sphagnum bog in the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/), owned by the University of Minnesota.  We’ll get to see pitcher plants as well as native sundews.  It’s a short, but buggy (what do you expect it’s a wetland in Minnesota), walk through the woods and around a boardwalk.  We’ll meet at 2pm in the parking lot for the Cost Plus in the Rosedale Marketplace in Roseville, MN:
From there we’ll carpool about 30 minutes north to the site using as few cars as possible, as there are not many places to park easily along the road by the site.  Bring bug spray, sunblock, a hat, and whatever footwear you feel comfortable getting wet (yes it is on a boardwalk, but there are still low spots).
This trip will be held in the rain, but not if there are tornado or severe thunderstorm watches.  Check back to this site for any updates.
Hope to see you at the bog!
Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) yahoo.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/

UMCPS Social Meeting

Well, we are going to try again, and hopefully there will not be a blizzard this time.

The next social meeting will be on June 10th. We will be meeting at Venn Brewing, located at Hiawatha and 46th. The usual time of 3pm to talk about those plants we love!

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

May 20th – Seed Starting

As most of you know by now, we do not meet on mother’s day.
So, as a result, the meeting will be on May 20th, 2018.

Carnivorous plants, some assembly required. There will be soil, seeds and pots.
This meeting will feature getting messy!
We will also do a short talk on how to plant seeds and special requirements needed (if any.)  Please come and ask questions if you have plants you want to propagate.

The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
May 20th at the usual time of 3 pm.

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

UMCPS Plant Sale and Social

The UMCPS will be selling plants at the AVSM sale in Northtown mall this Friday, April 6th (10 – 7) and Saturday, April 7th (10 – 4) or until we sell out.
We have a small selection of plants. A few butterworts, some sundews and to get the summer off to a fine start a few venus fly traps!

The next social meeting will be on April 15th, not the second weekend. We will be meeting at Venn Brewing, located at Hiawatha and 46th. The usual time of 3pm to talk about those plants we love!

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

Lowland Nepenthes – March 11th

This time Matt will be telling us all about lowland nepenthes. The hot and steamy ones from the base of the mountains.
Generally this group is sea level to 1000 meters in elevation with warm temperatures year round.

The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
March 11th at the usual time of 3 pm.

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