Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center | 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno | MAP |
November 2, 2017 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Succulent Tidbits from Around the WorldPeterWelwitschia.jpg
Presented by Peter Beiersdorfer

PeterOnRock.jpgSucculents are as varied as the places in which they grow. In this presentation, Peter Beiersdorfer will introduce succulent plants from locations around the world, including regions that are rarely thought of as being home to succulent plants. He will discuss plants from the Rhine Valley of Germany, the Swiss Alps, the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, the highest mountain of Spain, the badlands of Argentina, and islands off the coast of North Carolina. Each region has its own specialty, such as aeonium forests, Welwitschia rivers, creepy cacti, wildflower meadows, and the world’s largest quiver tree forest (Aloidendron dichotomum aka Aloe dichotoma). It’s a talk not to be missed.

SedumMontanum.jpgPeter’s interest in succulents started in his childhood with his grandmother’s plants: Easter lily cacti, epiphyllums, haworthias, and sansevierias. His collection at his home in Livermore now encompasses several thousand plants. AeoniumUrbicum.jpgHe works as a physicist at Livermore and UC Berkeley -- trying to understand the x-ray emission from the corona of the sun and other stars, among many topics. He travels regularly to explore succulent flora around the world.

Plants: Peter will bring a variety of plants for sale.

Dinner: BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, 715 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, (559) 570-1900, menu. For reservations, contact Rosanna by Wednesday, November 1st to make reservations at 559.999.0017 or Dinner begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. Reservations under Fresno Cactus Club. Members are invited to attend.