CSSA August 2021 Monthly Gathering
Time & Location
About the Event
Doors open for plant sales and social catch-up from 19:00, official start 20:00
Ron Parsons, guest speaker from San Francisco, USA (via Zoom) - Wild Cacti and Succulents of the West
The beauty and diversity of the native cacti and succulents of the western United States. The talk will feature habitat images of genera such as Dudleya, Lewisia, Echinocereus, Sclerocactus, Opuntia, Agave, Sedum, Yucca and more were taken during Ron's travels to photograph flowers, mostly in California, but also in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
A bit about Ron Parsons
Ron Parsons has been growing species orchids for more than 45 years, but is also interested in many other plant groups. Besides the orchids, he has a relatively large collection of Haworthia, some of the smaller Aloe and Gasteria species, mostly small ball-type cacti, Tillandsia, and insectivorous plants. Ron loves to photograph orchids and most other flowers whenever he can, particularly on trips to see them in nature, but also in collections. Ron has more than 90,000 digital images, most of which are of orchids, and still retains a slide library that exceeds 100,000 botanical images. He has 4000 published photos that have appeared in magazines, periodicals, journals and books, and has co-authored four botanical books, all with Mary E. Gerritsen.