Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

Upcoming Events

15th MACPS Meeting

1-3 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! MACPS is delighted to announce our 15th meeting, which will be virtual from 1-3 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022. We are honored to have Dr. Phil Sheridan speak to us about Sarracenia and the conservation work happening at Meadowview Biological Research Station in Virginia. In addition, the schedule will feature member presentations on their carnivorous plant setups, a photo contest, and time permitting, a Q&A/discussion session on cultivation. If you would like to give a 10-minute presentation on your carnivorous plants, please let us know in the RSVP form below. 


As a door prize, we will also be raffling off several carnivorous plants, courtesy of Carnivorous Plant Nursery! Paid members who RSVP will get 2 entries to the raffle; everyone else who RSVPs will get 1 raffle entry. Please RSVP to let us know if you can make the meeting.


In addition, we will also be renewing our New Year Photo Contest! See rules below.

New Year Photo Contest 2022

MACPS would like to renew last year's photo contest with another New Year Photo Contest! Here is a chance to show off your collection. You don’t need to be a member of MACPS in order to participate. All types of photos featuring carnivorous plants are welcome, whether it’s from your personal collection, in the wild, or nature interacting with your bog. We want to see it all!

The two winning photographs will be announced at our January 29rd meeting. We will also showcase a selection of photographs for everyone to see.

Contest Rules:

  • You may submit up to five photographs.

  • The contest is open to everyone.

  • The photographs must be taken by you.

  • The photographs must include at least one carnivorous plant.

  • By submitting photographs, you are agreeing to have the photographs shown at our January 29, 2022 meeting and on our website, https://www.macpsociety.com. Proper credit to the photographer will be given.

  • If known, please include info about the species and where it was taken. You may also share the story behind the photograph in a few sentences.

  • Please submit photos to info@macpsociety.com no later than 11:59 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2021. 


The two winners will receive a carnivorous plant (species TBD), generously donated by Carnivorous Plant Nursery. In order to receive your prize, you must provide an address for them to be shipped to you (we will ask you for your address after the meeting).

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. 

Thank you for contacting us! We'll get back to you shortly.

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