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    Phil Sheridan made a living at it, Larry Mellicamp is still doing the same. Ron Gardener, Barry Rice, and a few others are still doing field work in CP. Yes, you can make a living, but by the time you get your Doctorate, the plants will have been mostly eradicated. Tre knows about that, having done as many rescues as he possibly could. To those who worship the dollar, just vegetation to be removed and built upon. That is why we keep them going, but why we love them is always personal. I have many bog location species, and will produce a growlist, though not large, it's pretty complete for American sarrs. I know why I spent years in the field before settling down. When I started growing, information on CP was almost non-existant. I went out myself, and studied bogs from North Carolina to Alabama. From '70 to '75, I spent a lot of time thumbing and setting up camp where ever and observed plants in the field for weeks on end. I loved it, and would love to do it again.
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    Yeah, I know it's a hybrid, Finch, that's what the x is there for. :P
    I was just trying to be general. And Bugweed - how pessimistic! (Although my inner pragmatist agrees wholeheartedly.) I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to do any CP botany, but I am pursuing a BS in evolutionary ecology so it's possible. Really, I don't care if I have something named after me, discover some missing link or whatever - I just like to raise living things, and one of the only things that gives me more pleasure is witnessing living things in the environment from which they arose. I like to camp as it is, so if I could get a gig camping and looking at funky, killer plants, that would be the best.
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    Congrats on a good cp life Bugweed

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    There are thousands of species still to be "discovered" or more correctly, to be described. You are less likely to find these plants in the well-traveled parts of the world. The more inaccessible and inhospitable the place, the less likely that it has been thoroughly "botanized". Further, the more obscure the plant, the less likely that it has been completely studied. One is more likely to find new species of Genlisea than of Sarracenia.

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    I concur.

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Hey, what's this? My name, my plants and the words "magnifying glass" are used in the same thread! Surely you must be thinking of some other supplier [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    LOL, good one ROB!!!
    I am curious though: When "plant hunting," what kind of weapon do you use, rifle, bow or what?
    Are they dangerous when wounded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (The Griffin @ Mar. 01 2005,8:28)]LOL, good one ROB!!!
    I am curious though: When "plant hunting," what kind of weapon do you use, rifle, bow or what?
    Are they dangerous when wounded?
    "That bical should have dropped around here somewh-IIEEE!!! The darn thing gots it's fangs buried in my calf! Get it off!!!"

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