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

Richard Bernard - California Tour

Richard Bernard was the past president of the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society, past president of the Northern California Cactus and Succulent Society, past CSSA Director, and served as their Convention Chairman for 10 years. He also engineered the bar code system that is used in most of the California cactus and succulent sales.

Richard is an avid landscape and wildflower photographer.

He regularly visits the deserts of the American southwest for the last 25 years.

His presentation will be based on his travels in the succulent habitats of California.

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Rebutia and Sulcorebutia
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Caudiciform/bonsai succulents and naturally dwarfed cacti (or your choice)
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. Scannable hardcopy and Windows format text files sent via email or on CD or DVD are acceptable as input. Send newsletter articles to Rich Kroll at:

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