Presentation to focus on carnivorous plants

Special to The Log

Okaloosa County Master Gardener Dave Gordon will present "Carnivorous Plants of Florida's Pitcher Plant Savannas" at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the County Annex Building, 127 Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach.

Florida is blessed with an abundance of carnivorous plants, having over two-thirds of North America's 45 species. The wet savannas and boggy areas in the Florida Panhandle are a carnivorous plant heaven. Approximately 36 different species of carnivorous plants are found in the Florida panhandle. Worldwide there are 630 species of carnivorous plants.

Many plant species entrap insects and other small animals with specialized sticky plants parts.

The Florida panhandle is a hot spot for various species of pitcher plants. This presentation will focus on the dos and don'ts of having pitcher plants in your landscape. Also, a variety of bog gardens will be on display as part of the presentation. Handouts will be available.

These programs are free and open to the public. Call 850-689-5850 to reserve your seat.