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    Sad to say...If things keep going the way they are,
    there will be no "natural stands" of plants like these any more.
    Once that happens, the only way a "stand of plants" will form is if one of us helps it to happen.
    There won't be any seed left, just waiting underground for conditions to become right.

    Natural selection alone isn't able to ensure that the strongest survive anymore.
    "Civilization" and "man" has interfered with that process to the point where plants and animals don't have enough time to adapt to the environment we subject them to. More and more species are threatened by us and our "development". (Palm oil plantations are being established, and existing ones are expanding and threatening the Nepenthes and other plant environments in the tropics. Read the labels, as palm oil is used in practically everything we buy!)

    Hoping "mother nature" can handle everything alone is no longer a viable position to hold. We are throwing too much at her! Even without our most recent "oops" in the gulf to keep her busy, nature needs our help! The real question is how to handle our stewardship in a responsible fashion.

    Nice photo representation of a too often repeated story!
    (I used to go see a large stand of Dews not far from Chicago city limits!)
    It was in fact, somewhat man-made! The dews established in an old RR drainage ditch that the RR company put it. At least back then there were enough natural dews around to allow it to get started!
    What will we do in the future when there are no nearby stands to make that happen?

    Good luck everyone! We are gonna need it!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Hi There,

    It's always sad when remarkable stands of Sarracenia have been poached and stolen away. It's an instance that I've seen way too many times. Another crippling factor is the lack of prescribed fire or natural fire that removes scrubby competing plants. thus controlling overgrowth. Do you know if the State Forest you speak of has such a program?

    Happy Growing,

    Brian Barnes,
    ICPS Director of Conservation.

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    The plant you grow in cultivation looks 100 times better than the ones in the wild.

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    Find someone who has authority and suggest the plants be moved to a better spot.
    Bruce in CT

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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    Find someone who has authority and suggest the plants be moved to a better spot.
    Yes, move the wild plants in the nature conservatory because another plant is hindering it, while upsetting the natural balance and possibly killing them during the transplant. Great idea.
    Formerly known as Silenceisgod!

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