The Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society

The Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2216 17th Street Bakersfield California. A "social half-hour" begins at 6:30 PM and the real meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! This MAP might help you find the place.

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NEXT MEETING: March 13, 2018 6:00PM

The New, and Rare Succulents of Mexico presented by Woody Minnich

Mexico is considered to be one of the richest regions in the world for cacti.  From the United States, to its southern border of Guatemala, there are an amazing number of genera and species to be found. These range from the tiny Turbinicarpus to the giant Pachycereus. There are many diverse geologic environments. These vary from the coastal and inland low lands to its many high mountain niches. For almost 50 years, I have been lucky enough to have traveled most all of Mexico. My favorite regions for exploring include the popular Baja California, to the mysterious Sierra Madre Occidental, and the succulent rich Sierra Madre Oriental. It is from these that the majority of the highly desired taxa are to be found.

One might think that Mexico, being so close to the United States, would have been totally explored. Nothing could be further from truth! We are now finding new species at an astonishing rate. This is mainly because of the construction of many new roads into what was previously unexplored territory. Coahuila, Durango and Zacatecas embody many of these regions where few explorers have had the opportunity to botanize. (read more about Woody in the Newsletter)

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March 13th: BCSS Meeting: The New, Rare and Seldom seen Cacti and Succulents of Mexico presented by Woody Minnich

April 10th: BCSS Meeting: Propagation of Cacti & Succulents #2 presented by Rob McGregor

April 21st: Garden Fest at BC

May 8th: BCSS Meeting: Family Picnic at the Cal State Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden Work Day: TBA

Things you may want to bring: hand weeding tools, knee-pad, bottled water, maybe a bucket, gloves and be prepared to get dirty, especially if the soil is wet.

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