Unusual Attraction in the Wilmington Area

JUNE 27, 2005 -- Thousands of people flock to the Wilmington area every summer for vacation. Usually they are here to enjoy our beaches and fresh seafood.

However, an article on USA Today's website is giving people another reason to visit. Venus fly traps are abundant in some parts of the county.

The article claims the plants are the most unusual attraction for this area.

You can find them growing at Airlie Gardens, UNCW, and at the nature trail behind Alderman Elementary School.

Summer is the prime time to see them, but don't touch the plants. They're fragile and it's illegal to poach them.