Pitcher plants are so interesting. They eat animals. Nature allows so much diversity in attaining nourishment. I would guess we all are familiar with the Venus Flytrap and many have seen these carnivorous plants too. There are so many varied and mind-boggling ways that life manifests itself, I don’t see how evolution can be doubted. Whether one believes in a supreme being or not, the evidence is there that life is still developing as we watch, albeit slowwwwwly. Who is to say that it isn’t part of a deity’s master plan?
Anyway, I’m not looking to start a religious debate…there are no winners, so why bother. Nature is wonderful and to be enjoyed and discovered with lessons to be learned. I don’t really care to anthropomorphize nature but, speaking of learning, I can’t help but see this as a few young pitchers sitting at the feet of a master gaining insect trapping wisdom. Guess I tripped a bit over the line there, huh? 🙂
Purple Pitcher Plant-Sarracenia purpurea