The Butterwort Vandal

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Someone has been planting spotted butterwort in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. They seem to be trying to establish a population, which could put native plants at risk. In this episode, we investigate who might be responsible, and their motives for this plant crime.

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to make sure there’s a season two, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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