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1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 2019
South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

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Coming in August…

20 Years in the Atacama,
Land of the Copiapoas

Guest Speaker

Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich

August 11, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich led a group of 20 crazy cactophiles in August 2018 to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, a fog-fed region and land to an endemic genus, the Copiapoa, considered by many to be one of the most dramatic flowering cacti to have ever evolved.  This ancient genus is also believed to be tens of thousands of years old, and there are those who feel it might well be on its way out!  Some of these areas rarely, if ever, get rain and the plants that have evolved there live almost entirely off the heavy condensation from the amazing fogs, “the Camanchacas.”  While sharing his trip experience to see the fantastic plants and scenery found in this the land of the Camanchaca, Woody will introduce you to most of the Copiapoa species as well as show their relationships and synonyms.

Come join Woody to share his exhilarating memories of travelling 20+ years in Chile; the overall magic of this arid region, the Atacama; and, why his latest trip became an epic adventure he will never forget.

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