Meeting Date Change & State Fair Picts

There has been a last minute change to the meeting.  It is not tomorrow, Sept. 8th, as originally scheduled.  The meeting has been postponed for one week and will now be on Sunday, Sept, 15th at 4pm at Sunrise River Farm.  We are very sorry for the last minute notice, but it is going to be worth the wait.  One of our members will be bringing new LED grow light tubes and talking about where this technology is headed.  We will also be testing the LED bulbs against more typical fluorescent tube bulbs for the plant usable light (photosynthetically active radiation – PAR) as well as quantifying the difference in the spectra produced by the two bulbs.  It’s a techie’s dream meeting!  So, if you are into plants and electronics this is a must attend meeting.

The other reason we have decided to delay the meeting is to give the hardworking members who worked our booth at the Minnesota State Fair a chance to catch their breath.  Our dedicated members setup a great table to display the wonders of plants that consume kill animals for nutrition.  We didn’t win anything big, but it was a great display, and they did an incredible job, as some of you who chatted with them there recall.  They made some new friends, and had a great time too.  We could go on about how great it all was, but perhaps it’s better to let the photos speak for themselves.

CP at MN State Fair native CP of MN State Fair Bladderworts State Fair Dews State Fair Pings State Fair Pitcher State Fair VFTThere was a little of everything.  If you want to hear a recap of the events from the Fair come join us next Sunday.  If you have any questions of need directions please contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username: umcps.  Hope to see you next week!

State Fair is Coming

And it’s something special.  So please join us at the Hort Building on August 22-23.  If you aren’t familiar with the location of the Ag/Hort Building it is at T-29 on the map.  We will have people there all day Friday, but only after 1pm on Thursday.  But we’ll see what we can do to get someone there Thursday morning!

Though we’d love to talk to you and answer any questions you may have about carnivorous plants, come by any time and check out some of our plants in our new and more exciting display.  We’ll have information about our website – this one – and how you can get a hold of us if your interest is piqued by the plants you see there.  And why wouldn’t it be?!  All the plants you’ll see will have been grown by members of this very club!

Of course if you have questions please get a hold of us at our yahoo.com account, username: umcps

See you at the Fair!

Our new e-mail and the State Fair

Well finally we have the e-mail address we have wanted for a while.  It’s much easier without all of those underscores too:

umcps@yahoo.com

So please direct all future correspondence to this new address.  Also we will be at the Minnesota State Fair again this year!  The Minnesota Horticultural Society has been nice enough to let us participate again this summer.  Who, incidentally, has honored us by listing us on their website under the plant society listing.

We will be in the horticultural building the first two days of the Minnesota State Fair (Thursday and Friday, Aug 22-23).  So please come by and see us there!  If you are planning on being at the Fair this year plan to be there the first two days, after that we are gone.  We’d love to meet you and answer any questions you might have about carnivorous plants and growing them in the Upper Midwest.  See you at the Fair!