Venus Fly Trap en Poachers Threaten Venus Fly Trap <p><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 1.5;">The Venus Fly Trap is known for clamping down on insects and digesting them. You probably knew that. But did you know this? The Venus Fly Trap only grows in the wild within about 90 miles of Wilmington.</span></p><p><br><font size="2">Its range is shrinking. Development is one threat. And so are poachers. There have been several incidents of poaching in the last few years, and in May an estimated 1,000 Venus Flytraps were stolen from a Wilmington Park. That incident has spurred calls to make it a felony to poach the plant. It’s currently a misdemeanor. North Carolina Plant Conservation Board Chairman Mark Rose supports higher penalties.&nbsp; He joined WFAE's Marshall Terry to discuss.</font></p><p><a href="" title=""></a></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:24:28 +0000 Marshall Terry 32694 at Poachers Threaten Venus Fly Trap