Our June speaker will be Steven Frieze with a presentation: “The Flora and Fauna of Tanzania – the Unique, Exotic, and Exquisite Sites of Africa.” He will take us on an excursion to an area where most Americans will never venture. It is a place where plant and animal life differ significantly from what we are familiar with in this country. You will have an opportunity to see succulents – which we often have in our collections – growing to sizes that are almost unimaginable in their natural habitat. From euphorbia forests, to baobab trees that have trunks that are ten feet in diameter, to Adenia globosas that have gigantic caudices, you come to expect the unexpected. The quiet majesty of the animals of East Africa is also impressive. Staring down at a male lion sleeping in the road not more than five feet from where you sit in an open vehicle is simultaneously exhilarating and scary. We will spend an hour touring one of the most interesting and engaging places one can travel.
Steven Frieze has been involved with cacti and succulents for over thirty years. He is a lifetime member of the Los Angeles Cacti and Succulent Society where he served as the President of the club for a number of years and as its newsletter editor for several more. For the past seven years he has been co-managing partner of Desert Creations, an exotic cactus and succulent plant store. Steven has made several other plant related expeditions including Chile, Cost Rica, and Brazil.
Visitors are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
We will also have a plant raffle, silent auction, and vendors selling plants & pottery starting at 7 PM.
The meeting will be at Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 South State College Blvd., Anaheim 92806-4988. Thursday, June 27, 7:30 PM