Join Jim Weedin and other CCSS members for a five day guided trip of the cactus of the Chihuahuan desert April 7-11, 2008. Here is an extract from the December newsletter.
There are more species of cacti in Big Bend National Park than any other park. The park boasts as many as 65 species of cactus that can be found in the park. The diversity of cactus is a result of location and the diversity of landforms in the park such as elevation, geology and precipitation. Big Bend also has numerous other succulent plants, many of which are unique to the Chihuahuan desert. There is a world of diversity just in this one group. One of the most popular plants in Big Bend is the century plant, which is an agave.
Jim Weedin presented the December Denver Chapter program on “The Cacti and Botany of the Big Bend.” The meeting will be in the DBG Waring House at 6:30 p.m. on December 11.