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Learn Local Wildflowers with PEEC

on May 2, 2012 - 11:15pm

PEEC News:

PEEC’s popular evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk with be 5:30 p.m., Thursday May 10. Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead. The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

Flax (Linum Puberulum). Photo by Jennifer Macke

PEEC will offer wildflower walks once a month from May to September.  Participants on these easy walks on local trails learn the names of whichever flowers are blooming that month. 

A plant list is always provided, so that participants can remember which flowers they saw. 

PEEC also offers electronic tools for wildflower identification. 

PEEC’s webpage, www.PajaritoEEC.org, has a “What’s Blooming Now” section, which is updated seasonally. 

And PEEC’s Facebook page will offer a “wildflower of the week” each Friday, just in time for your weekend explorations.

Like PEEC on Facebook to see the weekly updates.

Chick Keller is curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountains Herbarium, which aims to collect a specimen of every plant that grows in Los Alamos County. 

The herbarium currently contains more than 900 different plants from Los Alamos County, and also contains specimens from the entire Pajarito Plateau. 

For more information, and to see the dates of the other wildflower walks, visit PEEC’s website at www.PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

 

 


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