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Carnivorous Plants and Bog Walk at SoFo

July 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Program and walk leader Matt Kaelin is an award-winning carnivorous plant expert, cultivator, and photographer (his images can be seen at http://www.mkaelin.com) assisted by Lindsey Rohrbach, Nature Educator and creator of SoFo’s Bog Garden.

This adult program and walk will focus on Long Island’s most unique carnivorous plant – the Thread-leaf Sundew (Drosera filiformis) ── which, in all of New York State, is only found in Suffolk County.

First there will be a slide presentation at the museum describing the Suffolk locations and habitats where Drosera filiformis can be found. This will be followed by a chance to see a display of specimens of live, cultivated, carnivorous plants along with feeding demonstrations. After the demonstrations, it’s off to a nearby bog to observe and learn about our local Drosera filiformis as well as the Spoon-leaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) and various species of the carnivorous plant genus Uticularia, or bladderworts, as well as the many other interesting plants and animals that make the bog habitat home.

These carnivorous plants are dependent on our continued conservation for their long-term survival so please be respectful of the delicate ecosystem we will be visiting. The field experience will involve some wet-walking.

To make a reservation for this program, please call the museum at 631.537.9735.


July 12, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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South Fork Natural History Museum
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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