Local Expert Chick Keller Leads Final Wildflower Walk Of Season Oct. 17

Goldenrods like this Solidago simplex bloom in late summer and into the fall. Photo by Chick Keller

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will lead the final Wildflower Walk of the season at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

Wildflower expert Chick Keller (right) leads a wildflower walk for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric

This will be an easy walk to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Keller picks the trail based on what is blooming at the time. This outing is free, and no advance registration is required.

Participants will receive a plant list that, along with instruction from Keller, to help learn how to identify fall wildflowers found on the Pajarito Plateau.

The group meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, before carpooling to the trailhead. For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, 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 www.peecnature.org.