Capture the little ones' imaginations with their very own carnivorous plant.
Charles Darwin once described the Venus flytrap as 'one of the most wonderful plants in the world', and we couldn't agree more.
Once an insect is trapped, flaps close tighter to squash it, and enzymes are secreted to digest the prey. Mucilage is secreted to seal the margins of the trap. Some days later, after the insect is digested, the trap reopens.
Be sure to keep fingers off! Touching the traps will cause them to close, tricking the plant into thinking it's caught a meal and wasting precious energy.