Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center | 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 2, 2014
Cacti of the Southern Andean Cordillera;
Argentina and Chile
Presented by Rob Skillin
This month’s program will feature the cacti from the region of the Southern Andes Mountains of Argentina and Chile (south of Peru and Bolivia), and stretching from the Pacific Ocean eastward through one of the driest areas on earth, the Atacoma Desert, into the western Andean foothills of Chile, to the eastern Andean foothills of Argentina.
Our presenter will be Rob Skillin, who has made several trips through South America, from which he has put together this program of habitat shots of cacti ranging from the smallest of the small (Blossfeldia liliputana and Copiapoa laui) to the truly large (Trichocereus and Eulychnia) – with a few succulents thrown in for good measure.
I have been growing cacti and succulents for approximately 37 years, and have been involved in various local societies for most of that time, starting with the San Diego C&SS in the 1970’s, then to the Santa Barbara and Bakersfield clubs. I currently belong to the Central Coast C&SS of which I was a founding member, first President and first Show and Sale Chairman. I have also been involved with the CSSA as a member of its Board of Directors, and am a CSSA certified Judge.
Along with my interest in cacti and succulents, I enjoy photography and travel. These interests have come together in a wonderful way during my botanical explorations of the western US and Mexico, and portions of South America, Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East. I have several programs based on these trips, and I speak regularly to clubs in northern and southern California. Many of my photographs have been published as illustrations for articles and covers of the Journal and Haseltonia, as well as the Timber Press Book of Succulents of the World.
Let's give Rob a warm welcome back.
Plants: Rob will be bringing a variety of rare and interesting plants to sell.
- No Dinner This Month -