Meeting Time/Place

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, Jun 17, 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 June 17, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about carnivorous plants ...but were always afraid to ask!

This month we welcome Barry Rice for a return visit. Barry has studied and written extensively on carnivorous plants and maintains an informative website,

Please join us for an entertaining and informative evening with one of the county's carnivore experts. Bring your questions and your show and tell plants.

Since 1985 Barry A. Rice has been growing bizarre plants from every genus thought to be carnivorous and has produced many noteworthy carnivorous plant cultivars. His photographs and articles have appeared in many journals and newspapers. Barry says of his book, Growing Carnivorous Plants, "I included materials that I would have wanted in a carnivorous plant book when I was starting my adventure of interest in carnivorous plants. Also, it contains ruminations that should be interesting to the more advanced carnivorous plant horticulturist."

Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1963, Barry received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. He has edited the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, the publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society, and is also that organization's Director of Conservation Programs. Barry is a member of the IUCN's Specialist Groups in Carnivorous Plants and North American Plants, and encourages plant enthusiasts to support only nurseries that do not collect their stock from the field. His web site is a rich supplement to his book, offering relevant resources, organizations, a complete guide to terrarium building, and a link to suppliers who agree with a basic conservation statement.

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Meeting Dates for 2015

Next Meeting: Jul 15, 2015
Jul 15
Aug 19
Sep 16
Oct 21
Nov 18, last meeting of 2015

Upcoming Events

July 25 & 26
Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society Annual Show and Sale
Saturday & Sunday July 25th and 26th, 10AM to 4PM
Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center
Free parking. Free Admission.

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