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    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
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    My first instinct was

    but after some thought, it isnt that bad..
    because you have to take into account who is finding that webpage..

    I know some geocachers, and have been on a few searches.
    I havent "jumped in" and bought my own GPS unit yet though...not sure if im "into it" enough..

    99.99999% of the people who find that cache page wont have a clue what sarracenia are, and they wont care.
    sure, everyone has heard of VFT's, but again people will think "cool! venus fly traps! I have to see those!"
    they will go on the cache, look at the plants, think "neat"..then go home and forget all about it..

    the only people who are going to find that page will find it because they are geocachers..not CP fans.
    they wont care about CPs..
    poachers wont easily ever find that page.

    and..I would be willing to bet that a majority of serious geocachers are your more environment-minded type folks anyway..

    so..IMO, its not as bad as it looks..
    I would still prefer the page was taken down!
    but after some thought, instead of a rating of:

    I now give it a

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    I'm glad the warning is in there about collecting the plants.

    You have to wonder now... which page is a poacher going to find first... the geocaching page, or this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ Mar. 21 2006,9:26)]I'm glad the warning is in there about collecting the plants.

    You have to wonder now... which page is a poacher going to find first... the geocaching page, or this one?
    ooh! good point!
    perhaps we should write a note to the owner of the geocache page, explaining why its a bad idea to tell people where to find wild CPs..
    then just delete this thread all together..

    We all agree that wild CP locations should not be made public..which is why Ozzy posted the geocache page in the first place..
    but then this very thread only makes it worse..

    Scot

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    Please do not get me wrong with this question. I know there are alot of poachers out there who wouldn;t think twices on digging up all the plants. I know that, but why keep these wonders of nature a sectret. Why not get things together to protect them, but yet still allow people to witness the beauty of these plants. I would love to see CPs in the wild, but if no one shares where to see these then I may never see them unless its at a park or something. Trust me I know why you want to keep it a secret, but if its kept a secret then what good does it do to save it if no one knows about it? Its like buying the mona lisa only to keep it locked away in a vault someplace. Sarrs and other CP should be enjoyed in the wild just like orchids, but if kept a secret then its also an injustice not being able to view their beauty. Just my opinion. Like I said I know I don;t want poachers removing the plants, but there has to be another way then not sharing the beauty.
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    In this instance I have no problem with it as this cache is in a park
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The park is open daily during daylight hours only.
    and I don't think it reveals any more than one could find out by asking one of the park personnel. And as mentioned, he/she also mentions the stiff penalty for poaching plants or any part there of. It wouldn't do any good in this case to keep this sight secret as it's already open to the public.
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    ~poaching is illegal hence ..the human trait in some to act upon its naughtiness,{i'll smack your hands right outta the cookie jar!}extinction lumes in all walks of life ~ preservation is a commodity taken lightly for those whom cannot protect themselves. I do agree with JB Orchid guy,natures beauty can hardly be contained. I give tours to children ages 5 to 10 yrs old at a flower conservatory ~ in our aquatic room I see their eyes bug out when we get to the pitcher plants ,its the moment they have all been waiting for through out our hour 1/2 tour ~ for all the beauty that the cloud covered epiphytes behold to me ~they want to see the flesh eating traps and the slippery bulbulous pitchers they hear so much about~& i'm so glad we have them the kids have a field note book with them to draw and take notes in, which opens up a great arena for discussion about why we leave native plants where they belong and that we are very lucky to have our small ongoing display. sharing is education.Plus Its the same jerks poaching as is that cut you off on the highway this morning ~ no regard for your time or life. sigh ,say grrrr and congratulate yourself that you have more dignity than a dirty cp thief. And think about all the orchid poachers that lost their lives over greed climbing heights in unfamiliar territories~ and still many vines species they continue to elude us.

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    1) For some reason, this reminds me of Raiders of the Last Ark. This is a topic that I haven't given much thought to. How does it relate to the efforts of NASC?

    2) As is our convention, we like to greet and welcome new members to TerraForums, so, welcome Tiffneycase to TF!

    3) Also, you and your students is one of the reasons why the discussion forom owner advocates a clean message board. We potentially have children viewing them.

    4) man, those are nice plants!

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