I agree. I used to attend Native Wildflower classes at the Morton Arboretum. There was an array of people who had knowledge of other things such as birds or geological history that enhanced the class and made the experience that much more interesting. I don't always get a chance to read every post - I just select the ones that capture my interest. I do tend the read the posts labeled as 'off topic', as some genera mentioned as topics are outside my window of interest and experience. I do realize I joined 'bulbs', but I don't feel I am hitting the 'delete' key any more than normal. Just depends on what's on everyone's mind :) -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Robin Bell Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:00 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [pbs] Native N American crops While I understand Mary Sues' position, I, for one, have found this particular topic to be fascinating & informative so I would like to thank all the contributors who, for my money, have enriched the list. Thanks also for the forbearance of the non-contributors who have been restrained, some, like me, possibly even enjoying it. Robin Bell, Ithaca, New York.