May Monthly Meeting
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Dorrance Hall at the Desert Botanical Garden
Speaker: Evan Meyer, Assist Director of Mildred E. Mathias at Botanical Garden at UCLA
Program: Conserving Plants on a Changing Planet
It is no secret that a large portion of the world’s biodiversity is in an extremely perilous position. The variety of threats facing wild organism require a corresponding variety of solutions. One of the most critical threats, the loss of habitat, can be addressed through the preservation of wildlands, in-situ conservation. But this alone cannot protect individual species from extinction. Ex-situ conservation seeks to protect individual species by maintaining and augmenting their populations outside of their natural habitats. Join Evan as he discusses how these efforts are being carried out in Southern California, and why groups like the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society are so important to the future of plant diversity.
We love cacti and succulents. You will fit right in!
Learn about plants you have. Do they grow bigger and flower every year? They should!
Tired of replacing succulents? Find out why!
Over a hundred of us attend meetings. We socialize before and after. New friends to make!
Monthly Q&A sessions during meetings.
Learn about new and different plants, faraway and exotic places.
Silent Auction at every meeting. Free Plants at most meetings. Take home some new plants!
Want plants not sold at big box stores? We know where to find them!