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Thursday November 1, 2007 at 7 pm

Kelly Griffin

"A Visit to Madagascar"

Be prepared for an exciting recent journey to Madagascar by Kelly Griffin, curator of xerophytic plants at Rancho Soledad Nurseries. Kelly spent a month traveling the country side looking for flora and fauna. He found plenty of both ....Lemurs, Aloes, Chameleons, Kalanchoes, Snakes, Alluaudias, Palms and Pachypodiums. Madagascar is a beautiful and very friendly albeit extremely poor country.

Kelly is currently employed at Rancho Soledad Nurseries in Rancho Santa Fe, California as the curator of xerophytic plants. Rancho Santa Fe is one of the largest Nurseries in Southern California specializing in rare and unusual Palms, Cycads and Succulents from around the world.

Please welcome Kelly as our November guest speaker and plan on attending our last educational presentation for 2007. Meet with Kelly and discuss his amazing program on one of the most magical, endangered environments on earth.

Kelly with a very old Cycas thouarsii (northeast Madagascar)


Kelly with Aloe helenae 20 km northwest of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Bright form of Aloe capitata

A Chameleon in the Andringrita mountains

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