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    Heya. I've been lurking around here for a bit, shortly after finding a copy of The Savage Garden at a local bookstore and deciding to get back into growing CPs again. I've kept VFTs pretty much since I was little, and have a nice, vigorous one now, but it's been a long time since I've grown anything else. (I think I gave up about ten years ago when some squirrels ate my little bog -- VFT, couple different types of pitchers, butterwort, sundew -- everything was devestated.)

    So -- I'm giving it a shot again. My immediate goal is to get at least one sample of each major type of CP -- pitchers, sundews, pings, and ultrics -- and to that end, I've joined the International Carnivorous Plant Society and put in an order to their seed bank. Here's to hoping the USPS works quickly. Soon, I should have seed for various sundews and Sar. pitchers, yay.

    I live on Long Island, and there are, supposedly, at least two or three species of sundews and at least one species of pitcher here, along with some bladderworts, but I still haven't actually managed to find any in the wild. I'd dearly love to get myself some plants that're actually native to the area, but with the rarity of local species, their protected nature, and the fact that the only stands I've heard of are on protected land -- I couldn't legally or morally justify taking even cuttings or seeds, if I found some plants.

    Aside from that, I'm a computer geek and an amateur photographer trying to parlay his skills into something that'll make me money. I specialize, particularly, in taking pictures of the things that carnivorous plants eat. Here's one of my most recent ones:



    Anyway, this seems like a nice place, and I'm learning stuff from it already.

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    Hi Sev and welcome to TerraForums! Where on the Island are you? I was born the Bronx but grew up on the Island, in Huntington. Now I live ~300 miles west of you, near Buffalo. There are several others from Long Island as well.

    Lets Go Mets!

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    Welcome, Sev -

    Nice photo!
    Droserae will inherit the earth.

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    Welcome to the forums Sev. Stick around here and you'll find yourself with plenty of plants.

    I hope you stick around, learn some new things and enjoy the community. We have great members here.

    I can't see any image or link. I enjoy photography too. And you'll see lots of photos posted here on the forums.

    Welcome and have fun!

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    OOO a wevill!!! my taxtonomy is failing on me... whats its scientific name again?

    Hi, well im a photographer too and I take pictures of my plants ... I am a linux fan ... I live in long island as well... and ARE YOU KIDDING!? fire island has trillions of little sundews if you know where to find them also gardener and plum islands have some of the purple pitcher plants i do believe they were introduced at the same time they introduced dionae and those sundews into the nj pine barrens... i have a outdoor inground bog that i made out of a large storage container i got at wallmart, the rubras flowered this spring and the leocophyllias (spelling?) are doing amazing. Drosera also does very well around here and also he have many spieces of aquatic utricularias BUT i know of no terrestrial utrics.. I always wanted to see them...I also have an anoying habit of ending a sentence with three periods!
    wellcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ June 19 2006,7:01)]Hi Sev and welcome to TerraForums! Where on the Island are you? I was born the Bronx but grew up on the Island, in Huntington. Now I live ~300 miles west of you, near Buffalo. There are several others from Long Island as well.

    Lets Go Mets!
    Eastern Long Island, near Shirley. I grew up in East Northport.

    And yeah -- let's go Mets -- screw the Yankees!

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    OOO a wevill!!! my taxtonomy is failing on me... whats its scientific name again?

    Heck if I know! I've always been rather poor at keeping track of such things unless I make a really concerted effort to.

    ... I am a linux fan ... I live in long island as well... and ARE YOU KIDDING!? fire island has trillions of little sundews if you know where to find them also gardener and plum islands have some of the purple pitcher plants i do believe they were introduced at the same time they introduced dionae and those sundews into the nj pine barrens...

    I've been trying at a few places on the Island -- the Quogue reserve, and soon the Cranberry Bog Preserve, along with always throwing the ol' hairy eyeball at anywhere I walk through that's boggy. I haven't heard of any places on Fire Island that have any CP's -- if you would, I'd appreciate it if you could tell me where to look. Where the heck is Gardner's Island? D'you need your own boat for access?

    Drosera also does very well around here and also he have many spieces of aquatic utricularias BUT i know of no terrestrial utrics..

    Yeah, AFAIK, all of the ultrics on the Island are aquatic -- but then again, it's been difficult to track down this information, so I might be wrong.

    Anyway, thanks for the welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ June 19 2006,9:50)]I can't see any image or link. I enjoy photography too. And you'll see lots of photos posted here on the forums.

    Welcome and have fun!
    Thankee. I don't know why you're not seeing the pic ... but, here:

    http://www.aakin.net/~sev/PHOTOS/Q2_...l_CRW_4236.jpg

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