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Daily Postcard: Great Horned Owls

on April 11, 2017 - 7:09am
Daily Postcard: On a road trip from Los Alamos to southern Colorado last week this female owl was spotted perched in a tree. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
Daily Postcard: On a road trip from Los Alamos to southern Colorado this male owl was spotted last week perched in a tree. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

PEEC: Dr. Jonathan Dowell Presentation Tuesday

on April 10, 2017 - 4:58pm
PEEC News:
 
Dr. Jonathan Dowell of ReefNews, will make a 40-minute presentation, "Life on the Reef," with colorful pictures and stories about the amazing creatures that make up the coral reef.
 
Since 1997, Dr. Dowell has photographed thousands of creatures while visiting reefs from the Netherlands Antilles to the Marshall Islands. You'll see a Goby cleaning the teeth of a Moray Eel, Groupers that would swim up and look you in the eye, Angelfish in all the colors of the rainbow, and even giant Sharks.
 
Dr.

Previously Announced Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Is A Go For Tuesday

on April 10, 2017 - 4:22pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – After careful consideration of current and forecasted conditions, including winds, weather and relative humidity, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of a favorable window to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed Tuesday, April 11.

Hand and aerial ignitions on the 340-acre treatment area, located approximately 3 miles east of the City of Santa Fe between the Nichols and McClure Reservoirs, should be completed by 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Daily Postcard: Hiking Near River On Blue Dot Trail

on April 10, 2017 - 7:42am

Daily Postcard: The scene during a recent hike near the river along the Blue Dot Trail in White Rock. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Bears Are Back In Town!

on April 9, 2017 - 7:13am

Courtesy/LEWF

By Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation

It is one of the most wonderful times of the year and the bears are back in town after a long winter rest. The bears are beginning to prepare to regain the weight lost during their hibernation. That means the community will start seeing them around local neighborhoods looking for easy sources of food.

This paw print found by Ty Horak is estimated to come from a 350 lb. bear. Courtesy/LEWF

Bears always come with some fear ... fear of the predator in one's back yard ... so the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation is sharing some

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott And Dr. Olivia Carril Share Science Project Data

on April 9, 2017 - 7:09am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BANDELIER News:

Find out what scientists are learning about the ecosystems in Bandelier.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott and Dr. Olivia Carril will discuss findings in recent science projects conducted in our local national monument including the first-ever survey of native bees in Bandelier, and likely the first systematic survey ever conducted on the Pajarito Plateau.

Dr. Olivia Carril. Courtesy photo

It is estimated that there are between 1,000 and 1,400 bee species in New

Daily Postcard: Deer Visits 48th Street

on April 9, 2017 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Early Friday morning this deer and another were spotted in a yard on 48th Street. Photo by Donna Reil

Plein Air Painting Throughout Jemez April 28-May 5

on April 8, 2017 - 6:36am
Dick Wimberly. Courtesy photo
 
Marylin Whitman. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
Keep your eyes open if you're in the Jemez Spring area from April 28 -May 5.
 
There will be 60 Plein Air artists from the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico organization, exploring and painting throughout the area.
 
Plein air painting is simply painting outdoors, although painting in the open air is anything but simple.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Tuesday From Quemazon

on April 8, 2017 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Tuesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

PEEC: ‘Racing To Extinction’ At Reel Deal April 13

on April 7, 2017 - 7:50am
Movie poster for ‘Racing To Extinction’. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, “Racing Extinction”, an undercover documentary exposing the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them from mass extinction.

This film is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and children. Tickets are available at the Reel Deal Theater.

Produced by Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, Racing Extinction brings a voice to the thousands

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