Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

Upcoming Events

12th MACPS Meeting (Virtual)

1 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2021


MACPS is delighted to announce our 12th meeting, which will be virtual and happen at 1 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2021. We are honored to have Dr. Tanya Renner, an assistant professor of entomology at Penn State and a member of the Center for Parasitic and Carnivorous Plants, give the keynote address! In addition to Dr. Renner's talk, the schedule will also feature a Q&A/discussion session on carnivorous plants, a presentation by Alvin Liu on his newly published book (Drosera of the New Jersey Pinelands) coauthored with Daniel DiPietro, and a showcase of carnivorous plant photos! 

We had 80 photo submissions for our New Year Photo Contest! Please vote for your favorite photo using the link below. The photos are in the voting document, and larger versions of the photos can also be viewed in the pdf. 

About Us

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.


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