Re: Opportunity of a Lifetime?

From: Lucinda (
Date: Wed Apr 21 1999 - 08:21:47 PDT

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 10:21:47 -0500
From: "Lucinda" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1414$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Opportunity of a Lifetime?

I wish I knew more about the carnivorous plant world, I'd be out there in a
flash. What a grand opportunity.
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> Hello Group!
>Jay Lechtman was in Atlanta recently for a business trip and took the
>to stop by for a short visit. He was gathering info for a future CPN
>article and probed
>me for data about my bog in LA (Lower Alabama). He asked about the
>removal of plants (poaching) that occurred last year and if I had found out
>who was
>responsible. I mentioned that I had clues, but nothing definitive. I then
>offered my
>plants for building a house on the property and having a caretaker
>stay there for continual security. Since the property is only 40 acres, a
>placed and visible house should stifle any future poaching attempts.
>I then suggested that ideally, I would like to have a "CP person in the
>house. This individual would then be given the opportunity to work with
>me in developing and transforming my nursery operation from a purely
>wholesale operation with native species into more. While we may not attain
>results of the old "World Insectivorous Plants, or WIP, we would have fun
>up G/H's for more exotic genera. Basically, I would supply the materials
>and the
>field manager would supply the sweat. Believe me, in LA, you sweat plenty
>the summer months.
>Anyway, the question that Jay and I debated is; "Would there be anyone
>(single, married, and/or with one child) who would find it intriguing to
>live on a natural bog in the country ten miles from the nearest town and
>25 miles from a major city-Pensacola, FL? This would not be a paid
>position, but one you would have to develop or find employment nearby.
>Of course, rent expense would be highly subsidized. The property is
>virtually loaded with all S.E. U.S.A. species and hybrids. I have been
>augmenting the natural plant populations for 15 years with my production
>plants and there are at least a few hundred thousand Sarracenia and too
>many plants of other genera to count.
>Again, nothing concrete has been established. I am sending this out
>just to satisfy our informal curiosity and see if anyone returns a reply.
>Jay and I have each estimated the results. One of us will be correct.
>Good Growing!
>Bob Hanrahan-Powder Springs, GA

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