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. ;-)

UMCPS Meeting 11/14 @ 3:00pm

So, after massive technical difficulties last time, we will retry the last meeting.

Next up on the “Lazy Gardner” series, Alex will be plumbing the depths of water. Diving into the deep end of the subject. Attempting to bring us clarity, without any impurities.

The meeting will be tomorrow Sunday 11/14 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Meeting 9/12 @ 3:00pm

Next up on the “Lazy Gardner” series, Alex will be discussing water. A rather deep subject.

The meeting will be tomorrow Sunday 9/12 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Social Meeting, Sunday 8/8 @ 3:00pm

The time has come, if you are daring, to crawl out of the bunkers, haz-mat containment areas and face the burning orb of nuclear fire. In an effort to reintegrate back into society, or what ever is left of it, we will be having an in person social meeting.

The social meeting will be Sunday 8/8. The usual time of 3:00 pm.
North East Tea House
224 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
https://www.northeastteahouse.com/

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Meeting 7/11 @ 3:00pm

We are starting the “Lazy Gardner” series tomorrow, now that I have confirmed with the presenter.

Brian will be leading a discussion of the various media that we can grow our lovelies in. Expect a round table format. Anyone with expertise is more than welcome to weigh in and discuss what works, and what does not.

The meeting will be tomorrow Sunday 7/11 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.
No clue when the meeting venue will be reopened for in person meetings. Being a government building, I suspect that it will be one of the last to reopen.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Meeting 5/16 @ 3:00pm

Outdoor Bog Gardening!

Yes, the meeting is tomorrow. We had a lot of fun scheduling this, as the hoped for speaker had a conflict come up at the last minute.

Jumi has just put together an outdoor bog garden and will be leading a discussion about them. Since she has just put this together, it will be more of a round table. Anyone with expertise is more than welcome to weigh in and discuss what works, and what does not.

The meeting will be tomorrow Sunday 5/16 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.
Looks like the CDC is relaxing the rules, so we may be able to meet in person again! Much of that is going to depend on the venue.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Social Meeting, Today 4/11 @ 3:00pm

Social meeting Sunday 4/11 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.

We are just planning on a general hang, no topic defined. It will be nice to connect with real humans again!
BYOB (bring your own beverage,) introduce yourself and talk carnivorous plants.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Meeting 3/14 @ 3:00pm

Plant and Seed Sources.

Usually we do our seed starting meeting this time of year. Sadly with the pandemic, that is not going to happen. So we are going to have a meeting about where to source seeds and plant.
The meeting will start with me (Bill) bringing up the usual suspects.
Being more of a round table, bring your sources. Places you would never deal with again.

We will also be discussing group orders from overseas again. All the vendors we have ordered from previously. How many plants we can order, now that vehicle costs have plummeted!

The meeting will be Sunday 3/14 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

UMCPS Meeting – Planning 1/10

Well, it is that time again. We need to have a planning meeting and elect a president.

Given the state of the world, anyone have ideas for online meetings? Things we can do without the in-person thing?
Hopes and dreams for when the vaccines are rolled out and it is safe to leave the house again?

Come share your ideas. Given that this is an election, I would really appreciate people showing up.

The meeting will be Sunday 1/10 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)

Bill

UMCPS Nov 15th Zoom meeting!

First off an interesting article about research out of Japan on how
Venus Fly Traps count. This was posted on facebook, so will not be new
for some of you.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/10/the-secret-of-how-the-venus-flytrap-remembers-when-it-captures-prey/

If you think that date is a week late, you are correct. We needed to move the meeting to accommodate our speaker.
For the first time ever, to the best of my knowledge, we are going to
have an speaker that is not a member!
Dr. David Remucal, Curator of Endangered Plants at the U of M’s
Landscape Arboretum, will be talking conservation.
“Plant Conservation at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Projects and
Priorities”

The meeting will be Sunday 11/15 via Zoom. The usual time of 3:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)