14th MACPS Meeting
12-4 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021
After almost 2 years of virtual meetings, we are delighted to announce that the 14th meeting will be in-person at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, August 14, from 1-4 pm! The schedule will feature a panel Q&A on carnivorous plant cultivation, a presentation by Bill Schwartz on his expeditions to see Nepenthes in the wild, several other talks, and a carnivorous plant auction. RSVP for the meeting here!
In keeping with our pre-COVID tradition, we will be providing lunch, courtesy of Carnivorous Plant Nursery! These will be individual boxed lunches. Please let us know your lunch selection on the RSVP form. If you will be coming with more than one person, please submit a new form for each person so we can organize lunch purchases.
We recognize that the COVID-19 situation is still tenuous, particularly with the delta variant becoming predominant. As such, masks are mandatory at this meeting. We will not only be enforcing mask wearing, but correct mask wearing (covering both your nose and mouth). Additionally, the conservatory will require you to sign a waiver assuming personal risk of COVID, and will also be performing temperature checks. If you are experiencing symptoms (fever, runny nose, cough, etc.) please do not attend this meeting. Please social distance during lunch.
The end of the meeting will feature a carnivorous plant auction. 50% of the auction proceeds will go to MACPS (but we would, of course, be delighted if you wanted to donate a plant to MACPS). To streamline the auction, we strongly encourage you to preregister your plants using this spreadsheet. You are also welcome to register plants at the meeting. Please bring cash for the auction (but we will also accept PayPal).
The entrance to the venue is through Greenspring Avenue, and the venue is actually part of Cylburn Arboretum. We will be meeting in the greenhouse classroom. Please park in one of the three parking lots labeled "Regular Parking" on the map, near the Vollmer Center. Lunch will be available in the patio space near the greenhouse classroom.
Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society
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