Bakersfield Cactus and Sucuculent Society Bakersfield Cactus and
Succulent Society

The idea of organizing a club of fellow "cactophiles" began with Mike Navolio and Richard Basta who planted the seed for the eventual founding of the Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society in 1997. Our club now has about 30 active members.

The purpose of the society is to foster an understanding of cultivating cactus and other succulent plants through the sharing of our own experiences, guest lectures, field trips, and shows. We have a library that is full of excellent books and continues to grow along with the club. Our members range from novice to experts in the field and all are more than willing to share their knowledge and experiences.

Bakersfield Cactus
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei

photo by L.M. Moe
Our club logo is the Bakersfield Cactus Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei
which grows in the grassy hills and mesas north, east, and south of Bakersfield in Kern County, California. The Bakersfield Cactus is listed as endangered by State and Federal agencies. For additional information on its legal status, you can go to the California Native Plant Society web pages.

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm
(check the current newsletter for changes)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2216 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA.

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