This is the official web home of the Upper Midwest Carnivorous Plant Society (UMCPS), based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. Here you will find updates about meetings, activities, and where we'll be in the community. We will also occasionally post pictures of members' plants and collections - mostly to brag. ;-)

Social Meeting Canceled

An April blizzard?
As a precaution, and since most of us have not gotten the drives cleared, we are going to cancel the meeting today.

Maybe we will not have another snow storm for our May meeting…

Stay safe.


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/

Grower Tour, Planning Meeting and Elections

This month we have our annual grower’s tour.
This year Micheala will be hosting, south Minneapolis. Sunday, Jan 14, 3 pm. Contact UMCPS at any of the below methods if you don’t already have the address.
Heliamphoras are her specialty, or at least what she is having the most success with at the moment. Come see the setup that is working!
Given the latest pics, there may even be a blooming heliamphoria.

It is time to plan for next year’s programs. We need people to volunteer to run programs and a field trip destination. Proposals for talks will be gladly accepted either by email or in person.

Being a new year, dues are up for renewal.

This year, the president is up for election. Do you have the desire to herd cats? Closet megalomania you need to let out? This could be the position for you!
Any member in good standing can nominate themselves for the position.

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