About UMCPS

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. ;-)

Today’s meeting is canceled

Sadly, we have had to cancel today’s meeting. Sorry for the late notice. Hope to see you at our next one.

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Nov 12 Meeting – Round Table Discussion of Dormancy

Since it is about this time of year that our plants go dormant, Richard will be leading a round table discussion about dormancy.
Getting them into dormancy is not usually the problem. How to prepare your plants so they actually come OUT of dormancy, now that is tougher!
Come prepared to discuss what works and what you may have tried that did not work.

The meeting will be back at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
November 12th 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/

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) yahoo.com
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) yahoo.com or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/