About CPT

Like so many before me, I too started with several Venus fly traps from a hardware store, whose premature and unnecessary deaths did not stop me from buying more. Then I got hold of some books which showed me the light: There were more carnivorous plants!

S. alata flowerHello dinner....Since then I have grown many carnivorous plants for their beautiful, bizzare, alien-looking leaves and flowers (ok, and to watch greedy, unsuspecting insects crawl inside the pitchers to satisfy their gluttony on pitcher juice and then struggle in futility to escape a sealed fate of becoming a nutritious soup for the plant...).

S. alata flower The Lone Star State has a wealth of bogs and savannas where these unusual plants thrive, and these unique wetlands are part of our heritage;  a heritage to get to know, to learn to appreciate, to preserve, to repair, and to pass on to the next generations of Texans.  Many bogs have been lost in Texas through development or drainage, and many of the carnivorous plants found in these sites are in danger of becoming extinct.

The inspiration for starting this site became Phil Sheridan of Meadowview Biological Research Station, when we agreed that I would tour, survey, and report on the Texas bogs.   I started Carnivorous Plants of Texas&nbsp© as part of an attempt to preserve rare wetland plants and associated habitats in the Lone Star State, through collection and dissemination (site site) of information, education, preservation and repair of habitat.

I am the author of this website.   Please contact me if you have relevant stories, photos, or other information you want to contribute;  It is my hope that CPT will become a meeting place where many Texans and their friends Pitch-in for pitcher plants!&nbsp©

G. "Michael" Pagoulatos

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