Carnivorous Plant Sundews Can Be Found At Portage Park
I know what you're thinking, "Isn't the idea of a Carnivorous plant kind of like Little Shop of Horrors?" No, despite what that movie shows, not all plants grow to become human-eating monsters, especially the one that apparently resides in our own neck of the woods. A friend of ours William Dolak was recently visiting Bishop's Bog Preserve Trail near the South Westnedge Park in Portage when he snagged a really cool picture of Sundews that are growing. As he pointed out, Sundews are actually a Carnivorous plant:
Sundews in Schrier Park, Portage, Michigan.Sundews are a carnivorous plant native to Michigan (and not the only one, so, watch out). Look closely at the second photo for a hapless victim. They live in wetlands with poor soil; the insects they digest make up for the nutritional deficiencies in the soil.
…at the present moment, I care more about Drosera than the origin of all the species in the world.