News & Goings On

Well folks, a whole lot is going on, but running around in the woods surveying new bogs or looking for orchids almost always wins over updating this page.   Call me or eMail to find out what is going on, or perhaps to schedule a field trip!


April 9, 2003  
Volunteers wanted for preserve restoration !
CPT is looking for a few folks to take a weekend trip to the Watson Pineland Preserve in Tyler Co. sometime in May.   Mrs. Watson will let us camp on the preserve near the pitcher plants, and there is artesian water and facilities.   We will clean up brush and trash at the preserve all day Saturday.   On Sunday morning we can visit 2-3 nearby gorgeous pitcher plant sites, than head on back.

If you are interested eMail


January 23, 2003  
Burn baby, burn ! - part 1
The bogs at TFFC in Athens, Texas will be the subject of a prescribed annual burn, on 1/27/2003.   See photos of the burn here, soon.

November, 2002  
CPT publishes the first calendar with carnivorous plants ever, for 2003 !
13 full-color photos of Texas Carnivorous plants in habitat.  
Available from Meadowview, Petflytrap, and Barnes and Noble bookstores in the Dallas/ FT. Worth area (ISBN 0-9727108-0-9).

In the Fall 2003, expect a brand-new surprise calendar for 2004 (of course about carnivorous plants), a joint project of Meadowview and CPT!


November, 2002  
CPT talks carnivorous plants on AM 570 KLIF !
As the winner of the 2002 political-talk-show contest of AM 570 KLIF, yours truly earned three hours of airtime.   A half an hour became a question and answer session about carnivorous plants in general and native plants in particular!   The CPT website was 'plugged' shamelessly.

KLIF is the most popular high-ratings, talk-show radio station in the Dallas/FT. Worth area, attracting high-exposure advertisers and millions of listeners across America.


March 25, 2002  
Grand opening of Bog Gardens on April 20, 2002
Part of the Texas wetlands trail, the bog gardens feature native carnivorous plants and welcome visitors in Athens, Texas!

March 18, 2002  
Rescued Pitcher Plants and Sundews Get New Home
From condemned bog to the bog gardens of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center rescued S. alata, D. capillaris, sphagnum...

March 13, 2002
TFFC & CPT Rescue Pitcher Plants and Sundews
Bog in Tyler Co., home to native carnivorous plants, condemned.

March 3, 2002  
TFFC Consults with CPT to Build Bog Gardens
Gardens to showcase native carnivorous and other bog plants!

March 1, 2002
Carnivorous Plants of Texas is established.