Re: NANFA-L-- Help! Redside Dace Recovery in Ontario

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:34:50 -0400

Todd, you hit on one thread that we in NANFA are in a good position to
address. A lot of farmers/country people have no clear idea what's in the
creeks and springs on their property (beyond bream and bass...). We've had
several experiences here in the mid-south showing freshly-caught darters in
breeding coloration to local people and it invariably blows their minds;
it's something they've just never come across. People will only value and
appreciate what they know, especially when they feel stressed about making a

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the tropical Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Impervious surfaces developers? Have at 'em! They're the real demons of
>today. They're educated in Group X's schools, and they just want the
>But please consider giving the farmers a break, take a step back, and well,
>go talk to one. I've yet to meet a farmer who didn't like to talk :)
>The Go Hug A Farmer Today Madness, Toledo, OH
>It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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