This field of Venus flytraps, in Carolina Beach State Park near Wilmington, North Carolina, is a hazard for insects such as flies and spiders. Venus flytraps are popular garden plants, and poaching is the chief threat to the endangered (vulnerable) species.

Photograph by Stuart Thornton

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