April 22, 2017 Field trip: Meadview

Stephanie Thomas, CSSSN vice president, will be leading a field trip out to the Meadview, AZ area this Saturday, April 22.  It is part of the Eastern most extent of Joshua tree habitat that is being threatened by large food crop developers. The "red barrels," and Joshua Trees abound as well as many other species.There should be a good flower bloom as well. The walking area, while mostly flat to gently rolling does not have to be "cliff hanging."
People should meet at the Fiesta Hotel and Casio parking lot between 7:30-7:45 AM and carpool as much as possible to Meadview.
Please contact Stephanie Thomas <> before hand so she knows how many people plan to make the trip.  She can also fill in details or answer questions you may have.
Susan Kent ​ won't be attending, but hope some of you will. Admiring and preserving this area for the future is you will see.​ I (Susan Kent) went there a few years ago in pretty horrible weather conditions AND HAD A SUPER BLAST! It's an ok place for supervised children.

April 2017 General Meeting


We'll have the April general meeting at the normal date and time, Thursday April 6, 2017 at 7PM at the Nevada Garden Clubs Center.

Our speaker will be another friend of the club, Eunice Thompson with a travelogue of the Chihuaha Desert biome.  

Encompassing Big Bend National Park in Texas and extending into the valley of Cuatrocienegas, in central Coahuila, Mexico we find in these areas the greatest number of endemic species of any place in North America. Focusing on the native habitats of favorite cacti and succulents we travel through Big Bend, explore areas along the Rio Grande and finally venture into one of the most diverse desert regions in the the Chihuahan Desert: Cuatrocienagas. The diversity of plants in each of these regions very high, and some are similar to both We study and admire the plants as they ‘Live on The Edge’

Eunice Thompson's bio: I have been fortunate to visit a number of native plant habitats around the world, focussing mostly on Mexico and it’s islands, I became passionate about Cactus & Succulents 10 years ago, and seeking knowledge of the joined as many of the local clubs in Southern CA. becoming volunteer for many of the clubs and eventually serving as a president of the Long Beach Cactus Club. I was soon able to combine my passion for travel and photography with cacti and succulents in their native habitats.

My first opportunity presented itself join an expedition to Baja California in 2008 to visit the native plants of that region. Since then my travels have taken me to many desert plant habitats in the USA and around the globe It has given me an unique opportunity to witness how the plants thrive in the most unlikely of climates.

Currently I am working to create a a travel documentary featuring cactus and succulents and their impact on society and the environment I am co-author of “Tea at Gordon's” – a tribute to Gordon Rowley.

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