RE: Summerville Sarracenia patch

From: Carl Strohmenger (HSC) (
Date: Fri Jul 02 1999 - 07:39:13 PDT

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:39:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Carl Strohmenger (HSC)" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2441$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Summerville Sarracenia patch

Have you ever considered trying to purchase the patch of land containing
the Sarracenias in order to preserve it? Perhaps something could be worked
out with The Nature Conservancy or with another environmental group, or
even a group of CP enthusiasts. Perhaps a tax exempt (501c3) group with the
goal of preserving CP habitat. Membership in the group by subscription?
- Carl

On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Mellard, David wrote:

> Thanks for a wonderful description of the enthusiasm of seeing cp's in the
> wild. I get a strange, fuzzy feeling when I visit my first S. flava patch
> near Summerville. It's a patch I rediscovered after 30 plus years, having
> first seen them when I was 10. I pray each time I go home and visit this
> place that it hasn't been drained and developed. I walk out into the brush
> with a sense of wonder that they exist and that I have the privilege of
> seeing them and decapitate the seedling pines growing near them, which have
> taken hold because fire is no longer allowed with houses nearby. I know the
> kids on the street know they're there, but I doubt the adults do. It
> remains our secret that such an strange plant lives so close. At least in
> coastal South Carolina near Charleston, they are no longer easy to find.
> Growing up there, I don't remember ever driving around and seeing fields of
> Sarracenia. I can find them now only because I know their habitat and am
> willing to drive around the backroads and get out and look. But therein
> lies the fascination and the satisfaction of finding isolated populations.
> David
> Atlanta

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