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The Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society will hold meetings on the 3rd Wednesday, with the exception of the months of December, January and May.

Next meeting: Wednesday, Aug 15, 7:00 PM

Meetings start at 7:00 pm and are held at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center located in McKinley Park at 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, Ca.
Guests and questions are welcome.

Program for August 15

Return to the Lost World: Bromeliads of Roraima Tepui and the Gran Sabana

The Venezuelan Tepuis are "islands in the sky" that provide unique environments for many Bromeliads and other plants. Cristy Brenner first visited Auyan Tepui (famous for Angel Falls) in 2007, when expedition members helicoptered to the top to explore its unusual landscape. Tepuis are very addictive. In 2013 she returned to Venezuela to hike up Roraima Tepui (over 9,000') to see it's bizarre landscapes and unique Bromeliads. These include plants such as Brocchinias, Connellias, Lindmanias, Puyas, and Tillandsias. On the second part of the trip, she visited the lower elevation region of Canaima Lagoon and the base of Angel Falls. This area has more tropical Bromeliads such as Guzmanias, Navias, Vrieseas, and Pitcairnias.

Presenter: Cristy Brenner

Cristy is the President of the Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society in Mission Viejo. She has presented several talks at BSI conferences and is also a BSI judge. As a recently retired college geography professor, she has visited all the continents, but in recent years has concentrated on regions with Bromeliads. She has observed and photographed Bromeliads in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.

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Meeting Dates for 2018

Next Meeting: Aug 15
Sep 19
Oct 17
Nov 21, last meeting of 2018

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