SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BROMELIAD SOCIETY
Join us at a monthly meeting on the first Saturday at 10:00 This month January 5, 2013
We invite you to visit our meeting, to learn about
Bromeliads and our club and to hear our guest speaker
10:15 - Speaker Gregg DeChirrico - Exploring Ecuador: Visions of Ecuadorian flora and fauna
Traveling West to East, from pacific lowlands of Guayaquil across the Andes to Amazonian highlands of Zamora, then
South to North from dry hills of Vilcabamba to the wet forests surrounding Quito, he crisscrossed the country in search of bromeliads, orchids and other botanical treasures, with some interesting “close-encounters” of the avian
With 16 vegetative eco zones, from mangrove marsh to montane cloud forest, and savanna to lowland Amazon basin; Ecuador is a nature photographer’s paradise!
This presentation is a compilation of photos taken on two separate excursions across Ecuador, one made in June 2011, and again in January, 2012; both organized by Guillermo Rivera.
Gregg takes outstanding photographs and he is an excellent speaker who knows his subject matter. He has grown plants of all types for over 30 years. He has a nursery, ‘Gregg’s Greenhouse’, located in the Santa Barbara
area and specializing in seed-grown rare and exotic plants. Gregg is a frequent participant and vendor at many local club shows and sales. He has traveled throughout Latin America to photograph the flora and fauna. Gregg served as
president of both the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society and the Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society and most recently has been elected as 2013 President for the Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA).
Join us for Show & Tell, a mini-Auction,Raffle and Refreshments
Free: Visitors are welcome