First MACPS Meeting

11 am on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Carnivorous Plant Nursery

13763 John Cline Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783

We are pleased to announce that the first meeting of the MACPS was a huge success! Over 50 people came out to enjoy talks given by Michael Szesze, Jacob Munoz, and Dr. Hongqi Li. A huge thank you to Michael Szesze and his Carnivorous Plant Nursery, which hosted the event, provided the food, and donated many of the plants for the auction and door prizes. A big thank you as well to California Carnivores and FlytrapStore.com, which also generously donated plants for the door prizes!

The Carnivorous Plant Nursery

Welcome Table

Nursery before the event

Kevin Zhang admires plants with Sanjay Krishnaswamy & family

Members walk around nursery grounds before the meeting

MACPS members stroll around the nursery pond

The Carnivorous Plant Nursery gave away free endangered Sarracenia, including S. oreophila and rubra subspecies.

Representatives from Meadowview Biological Research Station with their giant specimen Sarracenia

Stunning Heliamphora brought for show

Members wander through the greenhouses of Carnivorous Plant Nursery

Members wander through the greenhouses of Carnivorous Plant Nursery

Table of auction plants and door prizes, donated by Carnivorous Plant Nursery, FlytrapStore.com, and California Carnivores

FlytrapStore.com donated several plants for the free raffle, including this beautiful Freaky Star flytrap

Lunch, provided by Carnivorous Plant Nursery

Seating area

Overflow seating for even more members than planned!

Kevin Zhang gives introductory comments

Michael Szesze gives introductory comments

Michael reads off the first few (free) raffle winners

Michael leads a moderated Q&A session on carnivorous plant cultivation

Michael leads a moderated Q&A session on carnivorous plant cultivation

Michael leads a moderated Q&A session on carnivorous plant cultivation

Jacob Munoz shows off and explains his automated systems for plant watering and lighting

Jacob Munoz shows off and explains his automated systems for plant watering and lighting

Jacob Munoz shows off and explains his automated systems for plant watering and lighting

Jacob Munoz shows off and explains his automated systems for plant watering and lighting

Kevin Zhang introduces Dr. Hongqi Li, Professor of Biology at Frostburg State University

Hongqi Li discusses his research on angiosperm and ancient Sarracenia evolution

Hongqi Li discusses his research on angiosperm and ancient Sarracenia evolution

Hongqi Li discusses his research on angiosperm and ancient Sarracenia evolution

Michael Szesze leads a workshop on carnivorous plant repotting

Michael Szesze leads a workshop on carnivorous plant repotting

Michael Szesze leads a workshop on carnivorous plant repotting

Members eagerly divide Sarracenia purpurea in the repotting workshop - plants provided by California Carnivores

MACPS members pot up their own plants to take home

MACPS members pot up their own plants to take home

Beautiful day for the MACPS first meeting

Kevin Zhang leads a business meeting on MACPS goals and takes input for future events and suggestions

Kevin Zhang leads a business meeting on MACPS goals and takes input for future events and suggestions

Tons of plants for auction and giveaway!

Michael raffles off a beautiful bog garden

Auction table

Auction table

Auction table