The Venus Flytrap and Fire Sensing

There are a few in the secular science industry who are not content with a simplistic "it evolved" response, they want do dig in deeper. Especially when something like the Venus flytrap has baffled them for years. The more they study, the more puzzling it is.

This little plant from the Carolinas in the formerly United States has been treated like a toy by some people. It will not snap shut by just any touch. Similarly, a rapid increase in heat can cause it to snap shut.

The more it is studied, the more the Venus flytrap reveals the Creator's design skills. It has been learned that the trap shuts when fire approaches.
Venus flytraps, morgueFile / xianstudio
Researchers tested the plants with heat to see what happens, and this child wonders if they had a bit of fun like some kids might. Imagine...

"Whatcha doin' with that hot air blower, Bo?"

"Gladja came along, Cletus. Watch this." He blows hot air on the Venus flytrap and it closes.

Well, I would have had fun.

Anyway, those plants are not going to close up shop just because it's a hot day. The blower experiment revealed that they shut their traps when the temperature rose quickly. This would help protect what's inside, like trigger hairs — if they survived the fire in the first place. Yet another example of the Creator's design work.

Fires are a constant threat in the wild, but God has designed plants and animals to sense heat and respond. Obviously, plants cannot flee from the flames, but in the case of the Venus flytrap, Christ has designed an amazing system to protect the vital snap traps and sensory hairs from fire.


Recently, biophysicists at the University of W├╝rzburg in Germany found that this remarkable plant of North Carolina can be surrounded by dry grass in the summer, but they recognize a difficulty with the discovery.

I hope you're open to reading all of this here article. Head on over to "Fire Sensory Capabilities of the Venus Flytrap." Having warmed up to the subject, you may want to see this post from 2022, "New Studies on the Venus Flytrap."