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Carnivorous plants in the wild - UK

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I went there yesterday but just walked to the top from by the train station,not sure wich route it was but never seen no CP's, is ogwen valley on snowden itself. I want to return sometime this week purposly to see my 1st wild plants. Thanks for all the info

Dan

The ogwen valley is along the a5 between Bethesda and betws y coed great spot full of pings and drosera!!

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Anyone in or around the Midlands been to Sutton Park in Birmingham? I'm told that there are D.Rotundifolia and P.Vulgaris with some aquatic utricularias to be found also, I've been once but was not successful in a find. I did however find lots of sphagnum moss and lots of wetland areas. I may have been looking in the wrong place as the information I had to go on was near 'one of the pool's'... well in Sutton Park thats quite large, it has several! :P

 

Any assistance or knowing would help, its my closest site and I dont always get a lot of time, but would like to go for one more final search before the season is over.

 

 

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Anyone in or around the Midlands been to Sutton Park in Birmingham? I'm told that there are D.Rotundifolia and P.Vulgaris with some aquatic utricularias to be found also, I've been once but was not successful in a find. I did however find lots of sphagnum moss and lots of wetland areas. I may have been looking in the wrong place as the information I had to go on was near 'one of the pool's'... well in Sutton Park thats quite large, it has several! :P

 

Any assistance or knowing would help, its my closest site and I dont always get a lot of time, but would like to go for one more final search before the season is over.

Been once but only found sphagnum like you so would be interested to find out a specific location ☺

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Been once but only found sphagnum like you so would be interested to find out a specific location ☺

 

Maybe we should go together and double our chances! :P

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Haha yeah that would probably be better, two sets of eyes are surely better than one!!

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Drop me a PM if you are free weds or thurs next week, if you're up for it we could pay a visit. You're not too far from Sutton to be fair :)

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Sadly won't be able to do a weekday as works not very flexible, yeah I'm just by lichfield so not to far ☺

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Anywhere near Manchester I could see some CPs growing wild? I don't mind a bit of walking, make a nice trip out with the wife.

 

Thanks

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Found this site, simply type in the name, hit the find button, you will be taken to a page with a short summary and also clickable buttons to other info including a UK outline map showing very roughly where it has been located..excellent site although some links appear, sadly, incomplete.

 

http://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/

 

 

Also if you visit http://www.bioimages.org.uk/ and type in the latin name in the sponsored search box you will be redirected to a link that gives you a list of Lattitude & Longitude locations where pictures of plants were taken, using Google Earth I have tried entering a couple of locations and although not exact, the location pins do appear to be close to what looks like wet or boggy areas, ponds or drainage cuts. I must add that some of these sightings can be as old as 45 years so they may no longer be present.

The website history states that it originaly was built in 1992 (it looks it too!), it was last added to about a year ago.

 

I expect to be bumping into many thermos carrying carni growing nerds trudging the back country lanes of the UK over the next few years  (train spotters of the plant world unite !!!) :sarcastic_hand:

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Found this site, simply type in the name, hit the find button, you will be taken to a page with a short summary and also clickable buttons to other info including a UK outline map showing very roughly where it has been located..excellent site although some links appear, sadly, incomplete.

 

http://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/

That's brilliant, thanks for the link. Sadly, every plant I tried showed nothing around here. Looks like I need to move to Scotland - not a bad idea now I think of it, lots of open countryside!
 

Also if you visit http://www.bioimages.org.uk/ and type in the latin name in the sponsored search box you will be redirected to a link that gives you a list of Lattitude & Longitude locations where pictures of plants were taken, using Google Earth I have tried entering a couple of locations and although not exact, the location pins do appear to be close to what looks like wet or boggy areas, ponds or drainage cuts. I must add that some of these sightings can be as old as 45 years so they may no longer be present.

The website history states that it originaly was built in 1992 (it looks it too!), it was last added to about a year ago.

Hmm, I tried it, but it just sent me to the normal Google page, and didn't restrict the results to their site. However, if you just search on Google as normal, but add "site:www.bioimages.org.uk" (without the quotes) in the search box, it restricts the search to that site.

 

However, it would be a real pain to trawl through that site trying to find locations! Even ignoring the issues you raised, you have to find the exact plant you want, then click on an image, click it again to see details, and then check if the location is there and accurate enough to use.

 

Looks like I need my Sherlock Holmes hat as well as my thermos!

 

I expect to be bumping into many thermos carrying carni growing nerds trudging the back country lanes of the UK over the next few years  (train spotters of the plant world unite !!!)  :sarcastic_hand:

Do we get to wear NHS glasses as well? Got to have those to be real train-spotters!

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Anyone familiar with any areas in South Wales, specifically Newport and surrounding area, where carnivorous plants can be found in the wild?

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Hi Robby,

I'm not familiar with that exact area, but basically if you've got wet acid nutrient-poor conditions and sun, therefore you will find sphagnum moss, therefore you will find carnivorous plants (at least, that has been my experience!). Try looking at osmaps online for boggy open areas.

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