Visit the Bog of Allen Nature Centre to see our living exhibition of insect-eating, carnivorous plants in the Flytraps House.
Watch the video about the Fly trapping carnivorous plants of bogs
Read a fact sheet about carnivorous plants
Carnivorous plants are a feature of bogland habitats. There are so few nutrients present in the bog that these plants have developed a taste for insects. The carnivorous plants are both active and passive.
Active trappers include: (they having moving parts to help to catch their prey)
- Venus Fly Trap
Passive trappers include: (they do not move to catch prey)
- Pitcher Plant
- Cobra Lily