Wildflower expert Chick Keller, right, leads a wildflower walk for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric
Wildflowers along Quemazon trail. Photo by Yvonne Keller
Starting this month, PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will begin leading monthly Wildflower Walks.
These will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
The Wildflower Walks will take place over the next several months on Mondays, April 27, May 18 and June 15. Participants will receive a plant list and that, along with instruction from Keller, will help them learn how to identify wildflowers currently blooming in Los Alamos.
The group will meet each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature center, 2600 Canyon Road, to carpool to the trailhead.
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.