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, Apr 19, 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 April 19, 2017

Carnivores of California, Old and New

Presenter: Barry Rice

The unique mountain climate of Northern California, with its extensive evergreen forests, constant rainfall and mild temperatures, has allowed some carnivorous plant species to thrive. In shallow depressions along the mountain ranges fir and pine needles build up in soggy soil, which creates an acidic peat that is perfect for the development of carnivorous plant life.

This month's presentation will focus on the carnivorous plants that grow in California, both those many of us know about, and some we don't. Our speaker, Barry Rice, is always entertaining and informative, so join us for an evening carnivorous feast.

Barry earned his undergraduate degree in physics and astrophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His Ph.D. in astronomy was earned under Erick Young at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. His research was into the nature of star formation regions, especially medium to low mass stars with accretion disks, embedded in dense dust clouds.

Barry worked as a scientist for The Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team from 1997-2009. He worked to educate the Conservancy staff, its partners, and the public, on matters of strategic conservation importance.

"While I grow a relatively small collection of a few hundred plants, my main interest is in studying them in the wild. My current research interests are focused upon the distribution of Utricularia in western states, especially California, and the pollination biology of Darlingtonia californica. I maintain an appointment as an Associate Scientist with the University of California's Center for Biodiversity.

I am Science Editor for Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, published by The International Carnivorous Plant Society. Despite its somewhat unimpressive name, it blends informal news with peer-reviewed papers."

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Meeting Dates for 2017

Next Meeting: Jun 21
Jul 19
Aug 16
Sep 20
Oct 18
Nov 15, last meeting of 2017

Upcoming Events

Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society Annual Plant Show & Sale:
Saturday June 3, 12-6 PM
Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA

July 22 & 23
Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society 47th Annual Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday July 22, 23 10AM to 4PM
Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center
Free parking. Free Admission.

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