Steve Harris gave a well-received talk on our native cactus last July, and he has been invited to do a follow-up talk on the native succulents of Academy Village, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 3), in the Great Room.
He will introduce the audience to species of agave, desert spoon, ocotillo, limberbush, beargrass, and yucca that occur naturally in the Rincon Valley area. If time allows, he will also review the basic types of cactus from his earlier talk.
Harris and his wife Kathy moved to Academy Village from San Diego a year ago after he retired from Federal Civil Service with the Navy, where he was a Project Manager for Ship Repair and Conversion.
He has been interested in cactus and succulents ever since discovering them growing in his native Washington state. He and Kathy are long-time members of the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society, and joined the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society after moving to Academy Village.
Written by Betty Feinberg, Academy Village Volunteer