Fresno Cactus and Succulent Society

IN-PERSON MEETING: Redeemer Lutheran Church - Multi-Purpose Room
Address: 1084 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno CA 93711 | Directions |
January 6, 2022| Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

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Northwest Argentina - Places and Plants
Presented by Gary Duke

Gary will show 26 cacti genera and 14 succulent genera, to include many species of Gymnocalycium, Lobivia, Echinopsis and Tillandsia. He also will show some very interesting geological sites, churches and markets. A short drone video of a site with the rare Neoporteriaumadeave is included.

Gary Duke has been collecting cacti and succulents since he was 10 years old. He is a retired Air Force officer with a doctoral degree in physics. During his military career, he moved his original and ever-expanding collection of less than about 30 plants from Illinois, where he grew up, to Omaha, NE, Dayton, OH (where he started their first C&S Society, which is now defunct), San Pedro, CA, Montgomery, AL, and Albuquerque, NM where he had been show chairman. He has also been President of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society and the Long Beach Club in the southern California area.

He was recently elected to the Board of Directors to the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Following his military career, he worked as a program manager for Boeing for 16 years. He’s an avid collector of cacti and also collects Tylecodons and Dudleyas. He has over 1,000 different species in his private collection and enjoys propagating them. He frequently gives slide presentation throughout southern California.