The kraken wakes

My butterworts have been waiting with unbated breath for the long, slow arrival of the spring. In winter, they cut their losses and produce small non-carnivorous leaves as there’s not enough prey around to justify investment in glue. In spring, they awaken and start making larger, insecticidal leaves again. Tina has already captured a fungus gnat with one of her freshly unfurled leaves.

Pinguicula cv. Tina (awakening) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Pinguicula cv. Tina awakens from her winter slumber

I suspect tediously documenting the behaviour of windowsill flora is some barren homosexual equivalent of Facebooking pictures of your offspring. I shall stop when you do.

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