Venus Flytraps In Danger of Being Loved to Death


October 2017

Venus fly traps.

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Beach State Park is a popular place for visitors and locals to enjoy. However, some species living in the park, like Venus Flytraps, are in danger.

“In some regards, people are loving them to death,” Carolina Beach State Park Superintendent, Chris Helms said.

With nearly 750.000 people from across the country visiting the park, the plant is becoming more and more vulnerable.

“They get trampled on occasion, they get stomped. We have on occasion poaching,” Helms said.

That is why the park, along with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and Wilmington’s National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education, are hosting several events this weekend. All to raise awareness about the park and vulnerable species like the Venus Flytrap.