Get Close To Animals Through PEEC’s Taxidermy Event

Taxidermy speciman. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

It’s not often people can safely get up close and personal with the likes of black bears, antelope and mountain lions, but thanks to James Brooks of Yukon Wildlife Studio, families can do just that.

For this week’s Summer Family Evening Event, Brooks will bring animals back to life with his many taxidermy specimens, allowing visitors to experience these species in a way rarely possible in the wild. This demonstration is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center on 2600 Canyon Road.

James Brooks’ family instilled in him a love for the outdoors at an early age. As he grew up and continued to explore the natural world, his passion for nature also became a passion for taxidermy. In preserving these amazing animals, Brooks is able to educate people about local wildlife in a way that would not otherwise be possible.

Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC, and now, with the Del Norte Credit Union’s support, they will be better than ever. Summer Family Evenings take place at the Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening throughout June and July. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.

For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the Nature Center, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.

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