Sarracenia and Bee

This evening we watched a bee being eaten by a sarracenia. A sarracenia is a carnivorous plant and one sits on our kitchen table to help keep down the number of flies.

Carnivorous Plant Eating a Bee

Until today we have been wondering how effective the carnivorous plant was at trapping flies. The number of flies has dwindled to almost zero and the plant seems to be thriving, if growth is any indicator.