Thursday, June 4, 2015 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM .
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm
MADAGASCAR: “The island of the big trees”
This presentation would cover a recent journey to the western and southern part of the Island of Madagascar. The island is not only rich in endemism (plants that are only found in this place), but also with animals. Lemurs and Chameleons are almost exclusively found in Madagascar. Among the plants, the genus Adansonia is perhaps the most common, but plenty of Aloe, Euphorbia, Didierea, Alluaudia, and Pachypodium.
Born in Argentina. Owner of South America Nature Tours (former Cactus Expeditions), a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 12 years, throughout South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador), Mexico and South Africa, with emphasis on plants (bromeliads, cacti, and orchids), and birding.
Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. BS degree in Biology University of Cordoba MS Marine Biology. Northeastern University. PhD in Botany University of Cordoba.
Next year we are planning another trip to South Africa and Baja California, as well as a new trip to Madagascar. Both of these trips will focus on the succulent flora of these places.
If you wish to be kept informed about our future trips, please send email to Guillermo at email@example.com or visit website: www.southamericanaturetours.com
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