Join local author Kyle Dickman at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center to hear about his rattlesnake encounter. This presentation is open to the public and free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
In April of 2017, writer Kyle Dickman of Los Alamos went on a wildflower walk in Yosemite with his family, including his then 3-month-old son.
On that outing he was bitten by a rattlesnake. The next six hours were harrowing. After being extracted by helicopter from the canyon, he spent eight days in the hospital.
Join Dickman for a multimedia presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to hear about his experience.
Dickman will give audience members an introduction and then share his interview from the Outside Magazine podcast and photographs with audience members. He will answer questions about that nasty day and offer some advice on how to avoid being bitten and what to do if if it happens.
Dickman has been reporting on venom ever since his bite and, if time allows, may tell the audience about his latest work.
This presentation is free to attend and no registration is required.
Dickman is a contributing editor at “Outside Magazine” and author of “On the Burning Edge,” the story of the deadly 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire. His work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award in reporting. He lives in Los Alamos with his wife, Turin, and their son and daughter, Bridger and Tallie.
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.