The 12th International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, CA from August 3-5.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear lectures from prominent researchers and enthusiasts from all over the world.
In conjunction with the ICPS Conference the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society will be holding its annual Show and Sale on the grandest scale to date.
Attend the banquet dinner at California Carnivores. A chance to dine among Carnivorous Plants the likes of which you've never seen.
The conference field trip will, of coarse, be headed to Darlingtonia country to witness the beauty of the Klamath Mountains and its flora. Expect to see Darlingtonia californica, Drosera rotundifolia, and Pinguicula macroceras growing wild in their unique habitat.
The Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society is the oldest Carnivorous Plant Society in the USA. Founded by some of the legends of the Carnivorous Plant Community, the BACPS has always been fortunate to have some of the most renown Carnivorous Plant enthusiasts in the world as members. Without the BACPS, I doubt I would be growing Carnivorous Plants today. The BACPS holds meeting throughout the year at several locations including the botanical gardens at the University of California Berkeley, The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, the prestigious nursery of California Carnivores, and several local libraries in the South and East Bay Area. Then there is, of course, our outstanding annual Show and Sale at Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland. Don't miss it!
The next meeting of the BACPS will be:
Saterday, January 12th, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park. We will hear from some of the founding members of the BACPS including Peter D'Amato. They will be discussing the history of the club itself from way back in 1988, when I was only 3 years old.