El Paso Cactus and Rock Club Newsletter
A really great source of information for cacti is the monthly newsletter from the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club. It is beautifully done and edited by Ad Konings, an ichthyologist originally trained in medicine and biology. Konings is best known for his research on African rift lake cichlids, a particular family of fish. (In case you are wondering, an ichthyologist studies fish.) He and his wife, Gertrud Konings, operate Cichlid Press. Together the Konings authored, Cacti of Texas in Their Natural Habitat. You can purchas it on their website.
Download and enjoy the July newsletter below. Be sure to visit the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club website where you will find an abundance of information about cacti and growing cacti in your garden. Meetings are at 10 AM on the first Saturday of each month at 3105 Grant Avenue. (MAP) By the way, club President, Dr. Paul Hyder, is a COM Board Director. Dr. Gertrud Konings will be leading our cactus and desert plants field trip this fall.