I love the colourful maps, and I like Rodger's idea too. Mary Sue suggested a whole new section on climate in the wiki, so both of these will fit nicely. Now to choose the indicator species. That will be fun. Maybe only a resident of an area can nominate their best local bulb, and everyone else can say whether they grow it and how: pot in a greenhouse, sheltered in the garden, no special care needed in the garden, in the garbage can because it ran amok. Diane Whitehead Victoria B.C. Canada (in the little purple spot) On 4-Feb-10, at 11:14 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > a simpler approach might be to select a range of indicator > plants and then display a map colored wrt how well they grow in > different areas.