Los Alamos is the perfect destination to get back to the great outdoors this May, with unique and exciting activities, as well as scenic and unforgettable outdoor trails for hiking, biking, exploring history and more.
This May, celebrate nature and one of its most incredible creatures at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Bear Festival. In conjunction with Bear Month, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation (LEWF) will be presenting an entertaining, fun and informative event—Bear Buffett from 6–8 p.m., May 12, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Food catered by Hotel Santa Fe will offer options fit for a bear, including fresh salmon, fruits and vegetables, nuts and a wide variety of desserts that depict a bear’s nutritional needs. Sporting amusing names like “Pic-a-nic Basket,” “Decaying Logs,” “Bait Can,” and more, the menu promises fun for nature lovers of all ages. Bathtub Row Brewing will offer Honey Double IPA for sale, with proceeds benefitting LEWF.
Following dinner, Dr. Kathleen Ramsay will educate attendees with an entertaining discussion about Valley Girl and Cowboy, the two rescued bear cubs. Tickets are required, and are $30 for non-members and $24 for PEEC members.
Events continue throughout the day of May 13th with the Bear Festival from 10am–2pm at Los Alamos Nature Center. With fun and games, combined with education and information on safely coexisting with bears, the day will be full of activities and will feature Representatives from New Mexico Game and Fish, Bandelier National Monument, Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, Cottonwood Rehab, Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Sandia Bear Watch, Valles Caldera and others.
Following Bear Festival, stay in the spirit of discovering nature, and get outdoors this spring in Los Alamos. With options for hiking and biking, as well as exploring, Los Alamos is an ideal destination for outdoor lovers.
“Nature lovers, animal lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts will all find something to love this spring in Los Alamos,” said Kelly Stewart, Marketing Manager for Los Alamos County. “We encourage all to come experience a true glimpse of the wondrous world around us.”
Beginning May 14th, the free Bandlier Shuttle will be taking passengers from the White Rock Visitor Center out to Bandelier National Monument. Both the shuttle and parking at White Rock Visitor Center are free of charge, allowing participants easy access to one of the most visited attractions in the area.
Bandelier National Monument not only offers breathtaking scenery of beautiful canyons and mesas, as well as amazing hiking trails, but is also home to Ancestral Pueblo dwellings. Visitors can climb ladders to explore archeological sites.