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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Thursday October 4, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm

"The Tropical Deciduous Forest: Where cacti became succulent, and other biological explorations in Sonora"

Presented by Robert A. Villa

Note the meeting location:

Sky Islands Public High School, 6000 E. 14th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Robert is a proud Tucsonan deeply in love with the Sonoran region. He has been studying, exploring, and documenting itís biological and cultural diversity (often with violin in tow) most of his 32 years. He specializes in amphibians, reptiles, plants, ethno-ecology, and regional gastronomy. He has consulted for and assisted in the production of national and international broadcast television episodes, the 2nd edition of Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, Arizonaís Amphibians & Reptiles: A Natural History and Field Guide, and published his findings in academic and popular outlets. He currently presides Tucson Herpetological Society, assists with ongoing developments at the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, is a member of NextGen Sonoran Desert Researchers, and grows plants. He considers himself a follower in the footsteps of Sonoran naturalist explorers such as Howard Scott Gentry, Paul Martin, Charles Lowe, Tom Van Devender, and others, documenting and espousing the land where north and south embrace.

Please be sure to come and enjoy Robert's very special program. Have an excellent evening with friends, fun, books, raffle plants, free plants and lots of great refreshments.




Free Plant Giveaway

You can view the plants on this page

October Refreshments

Those with family names beginning with
A - J
, please bring your choice of refreshments to the
meeting. Your generous sharing will
be greatly appreciated and enjoyed!

Meeting Schedule

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TCSS reserves the right to change dates and/or program should it be necessary.