County Cactus and
meet at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of
every month except December, in the conference room of the
Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 505 Water Street, Kerrville. Every
meeting has an entertaining educational presentation,
refreshments, and a plant raffle. The business part of the meeting is
brief and informal. Visitors
are always welcome.
occasionally meet elsewhere,
so check the latest newsletter a
before the meeting.
Membership dues are $10 for
individuals and $15 for families. Our
membership year starts in January.
To download a membership
application (a small PDF file),
for a printable
brochure including a
membership application (a small
PDF file), click HERE
Our next show & sale will be in early 2016
will be available a month or two before the show.
Our newsletters are published
monthly, about a week before our
PDF format; if
Adobe Reader for viewing PDF files, click here
download it for free.
read a newsletter, just click on the month. Make sure you pick the
2014: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |
2015: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May |
NOTE: The March issue page 4, and this website,
were revised 3/17 to update Buddy Weaver's contact info.
a Web version of a PowerPoint
presentation we received. It has beautiful pictures of cacti, with
their names, and clever comments about life. (The credits at the end
mention music, but the file we received didn't include the music).
HARDY PLANTS: A list compiled by
KCCSS member Bob Savage; a
downloadable PDF file. Bob welcomes any additions or comments: use the Contact Us
link and we'll forward it
and Succulent Society of America
Texas Association of Cactus & Succulent Societies
Austin Cactus & Succulent Society
Cactus & Succulent Society
North Texas Cactus & Succulent Society, in Dallas
Cactus and Xerophyte Society
Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society. Be sure to visit their Cactus
Oklahoma Cactus & Succulent Society, in Oklahoma City.
See their excellent newsletters.
Native Plant Society of Texas, Kerrville Chapter
Nature Center A wildlife and
native plant sanctuary in
A free online magazine
published by the Cactus Explorers Club, based in Great Britan. Every
issue has many well-written easy to read articles, with great
in Habitat A
fantastic educational website created by Giovanna Anceschi &
Alberto Magli, who have traveled throughout South America photographing
and cataloguing cacti. After clicking on the beautiful introductory
photo, scroll to the bottom and click on English
(it's also in Spanish and
heat and drought tolerant plants"
info, bug info, reference sources, a variety of
gardening forums, and more.
"is a website
devoted to cactus, succulents and other xerophytes." Pictures and
detailed info about individual plants.
succulent Plant Mall. Tons of useful links to plant data,
info, cactus clubs, and events.
fabulous online magazine devoted to crested, monstrose, and other
freaky forms of succulents.
Desert Research Institute, in Fort Davis, Texas. Info about deserts,
the Institute, their
Nature Center, and special events.
Hempstead, Texas: rare and unusual
plants from the United States, Mexico, and Asia.
Thompson Arboretum, in Superior,
Arizona: a huge educational
collection of desert plants.
Photography The website of
Irwin Lightstone, the excellent
photographer we met at
our February 2009 meeting. He has super-high-resolution photos and much
Another website with super-high-res photos, and time-lapse videos of blooming cacti. Check out
his video montage on YOUTUBE!
treasures of the Desert by
Martin P Hegen: a huge photo
lots of info, and links to his other nature galleries and other
To view our photos in
a new window, click HERE.
While you're there you can also view the Fredericksburg Rockhounds and
Google, for your
free Picasa Web Albums service!
Vice President & Programs: Larry Fagarason: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Buddy Weaver: email@example.com
Newsletter: Bill & Cheryl Wildfong: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: Bill Wildfong: email@example.com