Venus Flytrap Champions
recognizing & assisting landowners with Venus Flytrap on their property
WHY WE ARE HERE
Help us to defend populations of the amazing Venus Flytrap!
Surveys of known populations of Venus Flytrap in the Carolinas in 2019 and 2020 documented a continuing decline due to urban/suburban development and a lack of burning where appropriate habitat for this rare, charismatic plant species still exists.
Venus Flytrap Champions recognizes and assists landowners and land managers in the Carolinas who want to care for populations of this rare carnivorous species. We believe landowners can play a significant role in maintaining and increasing the remaining habitat for
Venus Flytrap and the other insectivorous and uncommon plant species that grow with it. We are collaborating with the following agencies and nonprofit organizations to create a support network for people managing Venus Flytrap habitat on private property:
December 2023 — A new article in Mother Jones examines the decision not to list Venus Flytrap as a federally threatened/endangered species and profiles the work of Venus Flytrap Champions.
November 2023— Venus Flytrap is featured in a blog about about the people and programs of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. READ "Venus Flytraps: Homegrown North Carolina Wonders" by Michael Manganello.
September 2023 — Venus Flytrap Champions founder Julie Moore was named one of Garden & Gun magazine's Champions of Conservation.
READ about it (includes a short video).
Our News Archive is HERE.
August 30, 2023 — Boiling Springs Lakes, NC:
Under a permit with the City of Boiling Spring Lakes from the NC Plant Conservation Program (NC Dept. of Agriculture), a total of at least 1100 flytraps were relocated by energetic volunteers from wet roadside ditches to appropriate habitat on a safe site on city property. Local residents were assisted by volunteers from the NC Native Plant Society, North American Sarracenia Conservancy, and summer interns with TheNature Conservancy.
The following article in Coastal Review profiles this rescue and relocation: Coastal Review article
An earlier effort in the Boiling Spring Lakes area (September 2022) is profiled in this article by Patty Langer in Southport Magazine:
A specialty Venus Flytrap license plate has been proposed in North Carolina. Learn more HERE.