Spring 2019 Newsletter
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Spring 2019 Meeting Reminder

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Upcoming Events!

  • Sunday, March 3rd - BACPS Spring Meeting: Pitcher Plant Trade & Division Workshop and Elections

BACPS Spring Meeting Reminder


Date:  Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley in the Conference Center next to the Tropical House
Program: Pitcher Plant Trade & Division workshop and Elections

Join us for our spring meeting at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens! We will be holding general elections at the meeting.

We are looking for a secretary! Anyone interested should submit a brief candidacy statement here:

Members running for election are as follows:

President: Pablo Ramudo
Vice President: Gina Morimoto
Treasurer: Arthur Yin
Director: Stephen Davis

In addition to the officer election, we will be having a plant division workshop. Join us and bring your extra Sarracenia divisions and Nepenthes cuttings to trade! Learn at our workshop how to properly divide Sarracenia and take Nepenthes cuttings and root them. Bring any plants that need to be divided, and consider sharing or trading some divisions with others!

Go to our Facebook BACPS Groups page located here and put up what you are bringing to trade or your wish list! 

BACPS members will not have to pay entrance fee for the botanical gardens. Let the kiosk staff know that you are here for the BACPS meeting. Limited parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the Botanical Garden ($1 per hour). Carpooling or alternate transportation is encouraged.


Librarian's Corner

Hello everyone,

The current BACPS library catalog consists of the following:
  • The Savage Garden by Peter D'Amato 1998
  • The Savage Garden (2nd edition)
  • Carnivorous Plants by Adrian Slack
  • Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada (1st edition) by Donald Schnell
  • Growing Carnivorous Plants Barry A. Rice 2006
  • New Nepenthes Vol. 1
  • Plant Life on Gunung Kinabalu P. F. Cockburn and Yap Pak Hau 1977
  • Report on the Status of Gulf Coast Carnivorous Plant Populations James M. Miller
  • Bulletin of the Australian Carnivorus Plant Society, Inc. journals (March 1995 to December 1999)
  • Many back issues of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter starting in 1972

The BACPS library is looking for more books! If you are looking to free up some shelf space why not share your gently used books with your fellow club members.

If you would like to borrow any of these books or if you are looking for a specific volume of the CPN send your requests to BACPS Librarian.

Happy reading!
BACPS Librarian

Membership Dues

According to the bylaws the dues are $12 per calendar year, prorated at $1 per month. The next opportunity for becoming a member in good standing will be at the March meeting, at which time the dues will be $9. As a reminder only members in good standing have the ability to vote, access to the library, or access to the club sales table or discounted hobby grower tables at the Show and Sale. If you have questions about your membership dues, please see our BACPS Treasurer at the next meeting.

Call for Submissions to the ICPS Newsletter!


The ICPS is seeking submissions to the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. If you're interested in sharing pieces of writing, images or artwork, contact Bob Ziemer. Also make sure to read the following submission guidelines on the ICPS website. This is a great opportunity to have your favorite carnivorous plant work globally published!


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