Re: NANFA-- Noturus flavus or insignis?

Todd Crail (
Wed, 3 Sep 2003 08:50:34 -0400

Hi Sharon,

Hopefully Chris' ID tips will help you out. It's encouraging to see another
person bridge the gap between native plants and native fish. Whenever I
present one or the other, I really try to emphasize how intimately
sustainable gardening practices interact with sound stream ecology. I've
been known to slip in a picture of a rainbow darter at Wild Ones gardeners
meetings... Pictures of wild bergamont and butterfly milkweed at fish talks.
It seems I always end up talking about the opposite topic after the
presentation and any questions in the formal format. :)

Both topics seem to appeal to many people... They just need exposure to it.
Keep the torch lit!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon L. Swope" <>

> As a native plant enthusiast I also wanted native fish in my pond. It's a
> pleasure to see a site devoted to native fish. I'm eager to learn more!
> No Koi for me,
> Sharon
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