Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Ernesto Sandoval - A South African Summer "Sabbatical"

In January and February of 2008, Mr. Sandoval took a working vacation in South Africa. He served as a botanist on a UC Davis Quarter Abroad course being taught by two UC Davis professors. This allowed him to participate in a variety of field trips to Biological preserves and other areas of interest. To visit South Africa had long been a dream for Mr. Sandoval. A dream that came true. And he has the pictures to prove it.

As the curator of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, Mr. Sandoval has amassed a tremendous spectrum of experience cultivating and photographing plants.

Mr. Sandoval will be bringing rare plants from the conservatory for sale.

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Copiapoa or a very old plant
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Leafy succulents
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Stapeliads: Huernia, Stapelia, Piaranthus, etc.
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  

The Cactus Courier is the newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose (CSSSJ). The members of the CSSSJ freely contribute the materials published herein. The accuracy of information and opinions expressed are those of the contributors. The deadline for submissions is the 20th day of the preceding month. Scannable hardcopy and Windows format text files sent via email or on 3.5-inch disk are acceptable as input. Send newsletter articles to Rich Kroll at: