African Wildlife Presentation At Nature Center: Expedition To Masai Mara

Wildebeests at sunset on the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya. Courtesy/PEEC

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Learn more about African birds and large mammals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, the Walkers and Coopers will share their photographs and stories from their trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

During their 10-day stay at two upscale tent camps, they encountered and photographed more than a hundred species of birds and 25 species of large mammals. They witnessed several river-crossing events and learned more about the plains ecosystem and the culture of the native Masai people. The Masai Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania, where the plains cross the border into southern Kenya.

Martin and Bev Cooper have enjoyed living in the Los Alamos area for nearly 40 years, and now retired, they travel often to experience and photograph the wildlife of exotic places. Bob and Laurie Walker are also long-time residents of Los Alamos and share a passion for travel and photography.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is partnering with the Los Alamos Photo Club for this event. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

The Masai Mara talk will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit