DJ, flytrapLos Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society meetings are the largest forum in Southern California for discussing and trading carnivorous plants. Whether you are a horticulturist, scientist, educator, student, hobbyist or merely someone intrigued by plants that capture and digest prey, an LACPS meeting may just be the perfect place to further your phyto-carnivorous pursuits.

Meetings typically feature plants for display, sale and trade as well as a talk on some aspect of carnivorous plant cultivation or habitat. Should you have questions about growing carnivorous plants in Los Angeles, seeing them in the wild, or, say, the phylogeny of Drosera in subgenus Lasiocephala, you should have little trouble finding someone willing to help.

There are some things you won't find at LACPS gatherings - business meetings, committees, officials or fund raising hassles, for instance - there simply aren't any. If you enjoy snoozing thorough the reading of meeting minutes or if you've always wanted to be elected the Vice President of something (anything), try your local Garden Club or African Violet society.

Most meetings convene at the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce Building. The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Descanso Gardens and California State University Fullerton Biology Greenhouse Complex have also graciously hosted meetings. Membership is open to anyone with a pulse, although Alhambra meetings do entail a three dollar cover charge for room rental.