Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society
19th MACPS Meeting
11 am - 4 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2023
We will be having our June meeting at the Carnivorous Plant Nursery in Smithsburg, MD, a longtime favorite meeting location. Come browse through all of the beautiful plants (too many to count!) while also meeting other carnivorous plant growers and learning about carnivorous plant propagation! Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Carnivorous Plant Nursery. In addition to a workshop on dividing Sarracenia, we will also have an auction and a Q&A session on carnivorous plant cultivation. We look forward to seeing you there!
August 5, 2023: Black Moshannon State Park (Philipsburg, PA), featuring a bog walk with a naturalist
September 23, 2023: Keystone Clash (Morgantown, PA)
Late fall: TBD
Founded in January 2017, MACPS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting scientific knowledge, education, and general awareness of carnivorous plants and their cultivation. We hold four meetings a year throughout PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, NJ, NY, and Washington, D.C., and also go on field trips and exchange cultivation advice that is uniquely suited for this region.
Our meetings are open to everyone! They feature lunch, a moderated Q&A on carnivorous plant cultivation, talks, workshops, and a plant auction. You are always encouraged to bring plants to display and auction.
To be added to our email list, email email@example.com or use the message box below. We will notify you of any upcoming meetings/events. For the purposes of planning the locations of our future meetings, please include your location in the email.
We also offer memberships, which brings extra benefits. These include:
Auction selling privileges (but anyone can donate plants to the auction)
Auction of special specimen plants (outside the general auction)
Subsidies, when applicable (e.g. hotel subsidy on field trips)
10% discount at the Carnivorous Plant Nursery in Smithsburg, MD
Members-only meals or events, including some field trips
Several membership packages are available:
Individual (over age 18): $20/year
Family (single address): $30/year
Student (individual under age 18 or enrolled in a university): $5/year
Lifetime: Any membership who has given significant service to MACPS can be nominated for lifetime membership with 3/4 vote of the board. Membership does not expire and there are no dues.
Membership purchased in 2021 will expire on December 31, 2022. You get two years for the price of one, as we are not sure when we can resume in-person meetings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dues are not prorated. All proceeds from membership dues go directly towards operating costs of meetings (food, guest speaker honoraria and travel, meeting venue fees, maintenance of the website, etc.).
To apply for membership, please fill out this form and send the appropriate amount by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitting the form and paying does not guarantee membership; we review each form and will let you know if you are approved for membership. In the event that you are not approved, you will receive a full refund! You can also apply for membership in person at our meetings.
MACPS is generously sponsored in part by the Carnivorous Plant Nursery, based in Smithsburg, MD. We thank Michael Szesze and his nursery for hosting meetings, sponsoring lunches, and supporting this society in many other ways.
Some of the images on this page are used by permission of sarracenia.com