I received my DVD from Jim and with great anticipation watched it last night. I was moved by the photos and video footage. To know that most of those sites and plants no longer exist; gas stations and KFC restaurants stand where these plants once were, was profoundly saddening. The beauty of these sites was diverse and spectacular and the ping planifolia and ionatha were beyond belief. The natural variation of the sarracenia hybrids and various forms were like nothing I have ever seen, except when Jim and I ventured into the field to film and I saw it for myself. As Jim states on the DVD, many if not all the mega acre sites are gone and this maybe the only visual documentation of some of these sites. This fact alone makes this DVD a 'must have.' We say these places are disappearing in the wake of progress but, I don't think any of us have a comprehension of just how quickly these ecosystems are going. Now, if you are expecting a glitzy, National Geographic presentation on DVD, this is not that but instead an artful and at times a gritty field documentation of these rapidly disappearing fragile ecosystems set to music and natural sounds. I think it was well worth the money and a bargain at that. I also want to thank Jim for under taking this project and all the personal time and effort he has put into it. He has a love and passion for these plants and it comes through in the video. I was honored to be an active participant and contribute to this noteworthy project. Jim, I look forward to driving "Miss Daisy" as we venture back this spring to do Vol. II and once again visit these incredible, vanishing, sites.
Brooks Garcia, Atlanta