I mentioned in the previous post that there’s a hurricane passing by today. Her name is Irene, and she’s not expected to give us Floridians too much trouble. So far so good; we’re only getting some minor wind gusts and rain. I didn’t want to take any chances though so I tried bring in some smaller things that usually live outside, like my Pitcher Plant.
It’s like a Venus Flytrap in the sense that it’s carnivorous but this plant grows like a vine and the mechanics are a little different. Each of the hanging “pitchers” you see there have a little bit of liquid in the bottom of them that attracts and traps any critter that falls in and digests it! Here’s what the inside of one of the pitchers looks like:
After bringing it inside, I realized that I hadn’t really taken a good look at it in a while. Where I keep it hanging outside, I can only inspect the lowest hanging pitchers. I was amazed to see that not only are there the big-ol’ pitchers at the bottom, but little-bitty ones too!
The featured image at the top of this post is a drawing I did during a
previous hurricane season. I printed it on some shirts for friends.
Let me know if you'd like one.