22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Plants that Bite Back!

From plants that snap shut to ones that curl up, carnivorous plants are expert meat-eaters. These plants have cleverly adapted to living in poor soil – getting their nutrients from insects and even mice in some cases!

Get up close and personal with our carnivorous plant collection. Examine the many ways plants catch their prey and use a digital microscope take close-up look at them eating. You can even have a go at identifying the remains – including insect heads & decomposing bees – to work out what they have been eating! And maybe even feed the Venus fly traps.

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