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Venus Fly Traps! Do they really eat flies? Oh, my.  The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant that might be found on the East Coast of the United States. It catches insects and arachnids. The “trigger hairs” start the catching process. The plant can tell if it caught a live bug worthy of consumption. So, yes, they eat flies. It might take a few days for the plant to eat a fly, and it may not need a meal again for weeks. So, Miss Owl wanted to plant one to see what happens.

 
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See the fly caught between sides of the plant?

 
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We purchased a kit on Amazon (and we are not affiliates and do not make money from sharing things like this).

 
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Directions were read. Oops! We needed distilled water, and so we bought some.

 
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Then, we prepared all the items we would need to give it a good start.

 
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We measured the distilled water. This was supposed to prevent mold on the soil.

 
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The soil pellets were placed in the container.

 
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Miss Owl carefully poured water. The soil pellets had to soak it up.

 
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Then the seeds were ready to germinate. The lid had to stay on.

 
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Only, our kit, like many of Amazon, did develop mold. It was a learning experience.

When all else failed, we just bought a plant. Hope it finds some bugs to eat!

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

 
 
Miss-Owl-and-her-Adventures-and-Activities
 

This page has links to posts featuring our Miss Owl — her adventures, activities, free PDFs, and informational posts. We hope you enjoy it!

Miss Owl’s Adventures
 
 
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Snow Globes & PDF
 
Miss Owl’s New Room
 
 
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Ferdinand the Bull
 
Ferdinand the Bull free book companion PDF instant download
 
 
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Back to School Free Printable
 
Skip Counting Puzzles Back to School Free PDF
 
 
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Miss Owl’s trip included a visit to Disneyland in Paris

 
Disneyland Paris
 
Free Printable Placemats
 
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Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

 
Egg-stravaganza
 
 
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Plant Venus Fly Trap Seeds

 
Venus Fly Trap Seeds
 
Nocturnal Animals English and French
 
 
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Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

 
Eidem Homestead
 
Farm 3-part Cards Free
 
 
Conservation-Corps-helps-children-learn-to-fish-at-Maple-Grove-Days-Weaver-Lake (16)
 
Fishing Clinic
 
Free ABC Fishing Activity
 
 
Miss-Owl-Christmas-Activities-toddlers-puzzles
 
Free Christmas Sukoku and Playdough Mats
 
Maple-Grove-Days-and-other-things-to-do-near-Minneapolis-MN
 
5 Fun Places
 
 
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Meet My Mom
 
Micro-Premie-Me
 
 
Miss-Owl-At-the-Zoo
 
Minnesota Zoo
 
Free Word Search and Coloring PDF
 
 
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More Fun Places
 
 
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See
 

Visiting Eastman Nature Center

 
Nature Center Fun Learning
 
 
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Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic coloring book on Amazon

Read the blog post about the book and see sample pages at this link.

 
Nature Center Fun Learning
 
 
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Peg Doll Family Free PDF Pattern
 
 
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The Plaza Playground experience was pure joy for Miss Owl and us as we watched her jump and play. It is close by and is open 365 days a year. She loved the Kangaroo jumping floor the best.

Plaza Playground
 
 
Miss-Owls-Cat and books about pet loss for children
 

Books to help children through their grief over a loss of a pet.

Good Things About My Pet
 
 
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Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

 
Fairy Gardens
 
 
Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class.
 

Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme storytime and activity class.

 
Story Time Nature Center
 
 
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Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

 
Fairy Gardens
 
 
Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class.
 

Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme storytime and activity class.

 
Story Time Nature Center