Peniocereus greggii has a lifestyle strategy unique from most cactus in the Tucson area that makes rescuing this plant from development sites a special challenge. Learn how to spot the plants in habitat, the correct approach to digging and how to care for wild plants in cultivation.
Jessie Byrd is the Native Plant Nursery Manager for Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, which specializes in growing and salvaging native plant species for public projects. Jessie believes that using native plants in urban landscapes can help encourage biodiversity while also significantly reducing long-term maintenance inputs. She earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and a BA in Biology from Bryn Mawr College. She is the president of the Tucson Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society and Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society board member.
This will be an excellent presentation that everyone will enjoy. Please come and make some new friends, talk with members and guests, have some fun, check out our library books and be sure to enjoy the great refreshments. Also, be sure to stay until the end of the meeting and get your free plant offered to you by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society.