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Exploring Natural Alabama: Carnivorous Plants of Alabama
March 11, 2018, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Exploring Natural Alabama series (formerly Audubon Teaches Nature) returns to Oak Mountain for its twenty-seventh year with seven great programs covering a broad range of Alabama natural history. Co-sponsored by Birmingham Audubon, the Alabama Wildlife Center, and Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, these programs are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join us!
Carnivorous Plants of Alabama with Birmingham Audubon Partnership & Policy Director, Chris Oberholster
Carnivorous plants derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. These plants have adapted to growing in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs and rock outcroppings. The endemic Alabama canebrake pitcher plant is but one such species found in the state, which is home to other pitcher-plant species, Venus flytraps, and sundews. Join Mr. Oberholster as he shares his expertise on these most-fascinating plants.
The details: This program will be held at the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, just across the street from the Alabama Wildlife Center (404 Terrace Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124). Cider, punch, and cookies are available starting at 1:30—come early for conversation and refreshments! Note that while the program is free, admission to Oak Mountain State Park is $5/adults, $2 for children (4–11) and seniors (62+).