Terre Golembiewski, Laboratory Manager, Biological Sciences, will talk about “Carnivorous Plants: Wonders of the Natural World” on April 21st at 3 pm, the last spring 2008 Fairhaven Lecture. It’s open to everyone at Fairhaven Retirement Community’s Fellowship Hall (435 West Starin).
If you can’t make it, lectures in the series can be heard and viewed from the lecture series web site.
If you’re interested in learning more, the University Library has articles and books on this topic.
Search science databases such as Biological Abstracts for “carnivorous plant*” to identify articles such as “Prey availability directly affects physiology, growth, nutrient allocation and scaling relationships among leaf traits in 10 carnivorous plant species” published in the January 2008 issue of Journal of Ecology (Vol. 96, Iss. 1, pp. 213-221). UWW students and faculty have online access to the full text of this article.
Search the University Library catalog for “carnivorous plants” and you’ll find books such as the 2002 Carnivorous plants of the United States and Canada (3rd-floor Main Collection QK917 .S36 2002).
I knew someone who had one of these plants in her office–I suppose it’s an option for those of you who are allergic to furry pets!