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  fakahatchee and orchid thief
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2000.09.10 at 04:11:26(5395)
> if you've read 'the orchid
> >thief,' you might want to explore the fakahatchee strand state park near
> >naples [and if you haven't read the orchid thief, shame on you] as well as
> >the corkscrew swamp sanctuary.
forgot to mention: isn't the fakahatchee strand park OFF-limits to visitors?

also, if you want a good read, you should try "orchid fever" by eric handsen.
a different subject altogether, but a much better researched and better
written book (also much longer). susan orlean ("orchid thief") is clearly
not a science writer and her research is poor (she can't differentiate a
cattleya from a paphiopedilum), but still a good read. eric hansen's book is
much larger in scope and deals with a different topic, but a very interesting
read on CITES, conservation and orchid-mania...

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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