Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

Upcoming Events

16th MACPS Meeting

3:30-8 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2022


MACPS is delighted to announce our 16th meeting, which will be at the Suitland Bog (5904 Suitland Rd, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746) right outside of Washington, DC, on Saturday, July 23. This unique area right outside a major metropolitan zone is home to Sarracenia purpurea as well as Drosera filiformis and intermedia. Park at the Suitland Community Center (5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747​) and walk over to the bog to meet us. ​

We have a later than usual start time of 3:30 pm. Following a semi-guided tour of the bog, we will meet at the Suitland Community Center at 5 pm for an auction, with plans to end the meeting by 8 pm. Because of this later start time, we will be providing dinner! 

As always, we welcome plants for display and auction. 50% of the auction proceeds will go to MACPS (but you are also welcome to donate plants to MACPS). 

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.

Join Us

To be added to our email list, email info@macpsociety.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. 

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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

  • Corporate: $200/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 treasurer@macpsociety.com. 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