John Mark Courtney of Aquascapes Unlimited. Courtney will talk about carnivorous plants at Garland Farm in Bar Harbor on Sept. 9. PHOTO COURTESY OF BEATRIX FARRAND SOCIETY

Carnivorous plant expert to speak



BAR HARBOR — John Mark Courtney of Aquascapes Unlimited in Pipersville, Pa., will give a talk about carnivorous plants at Garland Farm on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. The Beatrix Farrand Society is sponsoring this event.

Courtney is a grower who specializes in wetland, bog and carnivorous plants. These include pitcher plants, sundew and other species. Carnivorous plants grow in nutrient-poor soils and slowly digest insects to obtain nutrients. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase plants after the talk.

The program costs $10 for members of the Beatrix Farrand Society, $20 for nonmembers. Register in advance or request a disability accommodation at 581-2937 or [email protected].

Visit www.aquascapesunlimited.com.

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