International Carnivorous Plant Society

ICPS 2018 Grand Expedition in California and Oregon


Barry Rice's remembrances of the ICPS 2018 Conference field trip.

Introduction—the group assembles

This year’s ICPS Conference—in California, USA—was conceived, designed, and organized by the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society and the staff of California Carnivores, and in particular by Damon Collingsworth. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the conference, but I was able to help co-lead the field trips. This is a description of a few of the highlights from that portion of the event.

The first day of the trip was 7 August—a Tuesday. The participants piled into two snugly-packed vans and a few passenger cars, and headed from the conference area towards the California-Oregon border. En route, the caravan stopped at Bob Ziemer’s house ...

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