The Museum of Coastal Carolina presents guest speaker Mark Todd at 11:00 am on May 6.
Todd’s topic is the Venus Flytrap Expedition: Myrtle Head Excursion.
North Carolina has over 20 species of carnivorous plants, including venus flytraps which only grow within 60 miles of Wilmington NC.
Attendees will meet first at the Museum of Coastal Carolina for a brief presentation and then go to Myrtle Head Excursion for a guided expedition.
Todd’s excursion will include a walk through a Pine Savannah Habitat to see Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and butterworts. He will discuss the importance of a Pine Savannah Habitat and demonstrate how each plant attracts, traps, kills, and digests its prey. Learn how to identify and help safeguard the fragile carnivorous plant population of North Carolina. Questions will be welcomed at the end of the presentation.
Todd is the president of North American Sarracenia Conservancy (NASC), a national non-profit organization that protects carnivorous plants and their habitat. Todd has been relentlessly pursuing the conservation of carnivorous plants for over ten years. He is the conservation director and a founding board member of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy. In addition to his administrative duties, Todd tirelessly promotes education by leading tours showcasing local carnivorous plants – venus flytraps as well as twenty other species.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.