Carnivorous plants

Whilst wandering across the squelchy patches of the Plateau, keep your eyes peeled for the tiny insectivorous Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia. Sundews are unable to get all the nitrogen they need to grow from the acidic soil inwhich they grow and so supplement their diet with insects which are attracted to their brightly coloured and sugary coated leaves.  Throughout the world there are nearly 200 species of Sundew, although only one has been found on Lundy so far.