Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) with traps open awaiting insects

Plant Predators: Active Traps

October 18, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
As Halloween draws near, it seems fitting to highlight a group of bloodthirsty plants that lure, capture and devour insects (and sometimes even small mammals) in order to survive in the nutrient-poor soils of their native habitats. These carnivorous plants can be found growing around the world. The...Learn more
Darwin's Garden

Darwin's Garden

August 21, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of gardens as a kind of craft or art, aesthetic objects designed for pleasure, contemplation or perhaps for the stimulation of the senses. It could also be argued that the garden is a laboratory where the gardener grapples with chemistry, ecology and the complex workings of biology. After...Learn more