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. We
occasionally meet elsewhere,
so check the latest newsletter a
before the meeting.
have informational programs and refreshments
Visitors are always welcome.
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 will be in May, 2014
will be available in March or April
for photos of our 2013 show, and other KCCSS pics.
Our newsletters are published
monthly, about a week before our
meetings. They're in
PDF format; if
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read a newsletter, just click on the month. Make sure you pick the
2014: Jan | Feb |
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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
Native Plant Society of Texas, Kerrville Chapter
Nature Center A wildlife and
native plant sanctuary in
JUST ADDED 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
KCCSS Member Allen
Duncan's website is back online with a new URL. He has a variety of
source for reasonably priced rare and unusual cacti and succulents."
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.
Lightstone Website of the
excellent photographer we met at
our February 2009 meeting.
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!