Flytrappers – Carnivorous Plants

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)

  • Sundew
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Butterwort
  • Bladderwort

Passive trappers include: (they do not move to catch prey)

  • Pitcher Plant
  • Cobra Lily