Wildflower expert Chick Keller is leading a wildflower walk for PEEC at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Photo by Thomas Graves
Learn more about wildflowers on the Pajarito Plateau with Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller who is leading a walk highlighting local wildflowers at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 23.
These monthly outings are easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller selects a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
Attendees meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, to carpool to the trailhead.
Participants receive a plant list and that, along with instruction from Keller, helps learn how to identify wildflowers blooming in Los Alamos.
The next wildflower walks are Monday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Sept. 17.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (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.