The Cactus Patch
THE NEWSLETTER OF THE BAKERSFIELD CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY
presents
Letters from Bruce Hargreaves

Bruce's opinions are his and are not necessarily that of the BCSS

2017
Protests and Shows
November 2017
Eclipsing the Eclipse
October 2017
Big Trees and Other Adventures
September 2017
Cruzin’ Again
August 2017
CRUZ'n'
July 2017
Festivities and Islands
June 2017
An Extraordinary Spring!
May 2017
Milestones
April 2017
Some New and Some Old
March 2017
A Very Busy Season
February 2017
Who Was That "Indian"?
January 2017
2016
A Vary Busy Month
December 2016
Shows
November 2016
Caves, part III
October 2016
Caves, part II
September 2016
Summer
August 2016
Spring
July 2016
Birthdays, Gardens & Potlucks
June 2016
Kidnapped!
May 2016
FLOWERS – Wild and Tame
April 2016
Mountain Memories
March 2016
A White Christmas? Bah, Humbug!
Febuary 2016
On Giving Thanks
January 2016
2015
Once More to the North
December 2015
The Fair & Show, etc.
November 2015
Wasting Time
October 2015
Rancho Los Alamitos
September 2015
CSSA National Convention 2015
August 2015
Welcome, Alice Mae
July 2015
A Farewell to Alice Mary
June 2015
A Surfeit of Succulents
May 2015
From Paradise to Hell and Back
April 2015
My, Oh, Maya
March 2015
Robert Carey Hargreaves 1939- 2013
February 2015
Alice Mary Hargreaves 1917- 2014
January 2015
2014
The Golden Ticket
December 2014
Changes
November 2014
A Slow Beginning and a Fast Ending
October 2014
Old Friends
September 2014
Fifty Years!
August 2014
Eras Ending
July 2014
Blue Shoes and Happiness
June 2014
The Famous and Not so
May 2014
A Humble Apology
April 2014
Monarchs and Elephants and Succulents, OH MY!
March 2014
Beginnings and Endings
February 2014
Madiba 1918-2013
January 2014
2013
Fairs
December 2013
Shows and Sales
November 2013
Mountains and Desert.
October 2013
Books, etc.
September 2013
Keeping Cool
August 2013
The Gathering of the Nuts and Other Memories
July 2013
Birthdays and Other Datelines
June 2013
Books and shows, etc.
May 2013
Hargreaves in Bakersfield - minus one, plus one
April 2013
Valentines and Presidents
March 2013
Another Year Ended, and One More Started
February 2013
Turkey and Terror
January 2013
2012
Cider with Matthew et al.
December 2012
Shows & Sales
November 2012
Summer Travels
October 2012
No Letter This Month
September 2012
48 Years Married
August 2012
Chasing the Dragon
July 2012
Alice is 95!
June 2012
Karen Mary: 1946-2012
May 2012
Matthew Seamus
April 2012
From '61 to Shakespeare
March 2012
A Fast Finish and Faster Beginning
February 2012
Hectic Days are Here Again
January 2012
2011
Pollination & the Past
December 2011
Fairs, Show & Isaac in Bakersfield
November 2011
To Greenville with Isaac
October 2011
Rock Art at China Lake
September 2011
Carmageddon and the Convention End
August 2011
Field Trips
July 2011
Easter & the CSSA
June 2011
From Long Beach to the Hotel Rwanda
May 2011
The Peace Corps Turns 50!
April 2011
Joshua Tree and Jurupa Mountain
March 2011
Somewhere the Sun is Shining
February 2011
Feasting
January 2011
2010
If It Weren’t For Bad Luck, I’d Have No Luck At All!
December 2010
Fairs and Shows
November 2010
Relaxing with Films & Books
October 2010
Vacations
September 2010
Football -- World Style
August 2010
Journey To The Center & the Past
July 2010
Santa Cruz Island
June 2010
Flowers!!!
May 2010
Curiouser and Curiouser
April 2010
Valentines and Other Days
March 2010
A Crazy Cactus Christmas
February 2010
Too Much Celebrating!
January 2010
2009
An Empty Month Fills Up
December 2009
Too Little Month...
November 2009
The Huntington & The Sierras
October 2009
Las Vegas Birthday
September 2009
C.S.S.A. Tours
August 2009
Easter at C.S.S.A.
July 2009
C.S.S.A. Opening
June 2009
Prelude
May 2009
Early Spring
April 2009
A Nostalgic Month
March 2009
A Peripatetic New Year
February 2009
A Very Busy Year Ending
January 2009
2008
To the Pacific and Bakersfield
December 2008
Tracing a False Family History
November 2008
L’Ocean (Halifax to Montreal and Toronto)
October 2008
To The Atlantic Again
September 2008
A Wedding of a Different Colour
August 2008
Canadian Origins
July 2008
The Evangeline Trail
June 2008
From ENGLAND to NEW ENGLAND
May 2008
Millennium Seed Bank
April 2008
HELIGAN
March 2008
EDEN
February 2008
Salt Marsh and Stately House
January 2008
2007
Shangri-La
December 2007
Serendipitous Succulents in Pilgrim's Plymouth
November 2007
Battling Bureaucracy
October 2007
Hanging Around
September 2007
A Final Museum Month
August 2007
A Final Fling
July 2007
A Fizzled Festival
June 2007
The Tripping Continues
May 2007
Gcwihaba at Last!
April 2007
A Slow Startup
March 2007
A Pyrrhic Victory
February 2007
A Surfeit of Cinema
January 2007
2006
Red Sands & White Pans
December 2006
Forty Years?!!
November 2006
No visitors
October 2006
The North!
September 2006
150 Guests Plus One
August 2006
Time On Our Hands
July 2006
More Martha
June 2006
Back to Busy-ness
May 2006
More Caves
April 2006
Drought to Flood
March 2006
Grampa Bruce!
February 2006
Who Is Bruce & Why Is He Sending Me Letters?
January 2006
2005
Visitors & A New Spurge
December 2005
Giants & Pirates
November 2005
Over-Cultured
October 2005
Movies to the Max
September 2005
Anne's Odyssey
August 2005
A Busy Interlude
July 2005
A New Crassula
June 2005
Too Many Nights Out
May 2005
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
April 2005
CROWDS!
March 2005
A Quiet Christmas
February 2005
Millennium Madness
January 2005
2004
Trouble in Paradise
December 2004
It Never Rains But It Pours
November 2004
A Long Dry Spell
October 2004
The Land of the Rooibos
September 2004
Jumping Back In
August 2004
A Whirlwind Home Leave
July 2004
Isle of the Singing Dogs
June 2004
Diversity
May 2004
Limbo
April 2004
The Eyes Have It
March 2004
Panned Out
February 2004
Meetings, Music & Movies
January 2004
2003
Good Hope & The New Millenium
December 2003
The Mountains of the Gods
November 2003
High On Hoodia?
October 2003
Boy Scouts & Other History
September 2003
PERFUME and Other Plant Products
August 2003
Poison
July 2003
Tires, Trees and Oddities
June 2003
The Festival That Almost Wasn't
May 2003
Meetings!!!!
April 2003
Things Fall Apart - Again
March 2003
Circling The Okavango
February 2003
A Journey To Remember
January 2003
2002
Spring(s) in Botswana December 2002
A Fiery Month November 2002
A New Euphorbia! October 2002
On Stage and After September 2002
Almost To Hel & Back August 2002
What's New at Natural History July 2002
A Very Busy Month June 2002
A Marathon Month May 2002
A Better Month April 2002
Things Fall Apart March 2002
Back To Bakersfield (Briefly) February 2002
Two Camps January 2002
2001
Failure And Music December 2001
Children And A Child November 2001
Celebration October 2001
The Far East September 2001
Southern & Kgalagadi Districts Trip August 2001
Tsodilo July 2001
The Morale Hills May 2001
Pitsane & Gaborone April 2001
Beginning Again March 2001

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