Bug Eaters

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During the winter months I make a practice of visiting greenhouses for what passes as my tropical vacation. These photos were taken at the greenhouse at  Mason Hollow Nursery in Mason, NH. The nursery specializes in  Hosta plants and other select perennials and will open for the season on May 7th. I was visiting  co-owner Chuck Anderson who has an interesting collections of orchids and carnivorous in the greenhouse at the nursery.

Watch Your Step by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Sundews catch bugs in the sticky droplets and push them toward the plant where they are digested.

 

Pitcher Plant by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Pitcher plants catch insects with traps that contain digestive juices. The inside of the traps have tiiny downward facing hairs that prevent the insect from crawling out.

 

 

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