Wildflower expert Chick Keller (right) leads a wildflower walk for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric
At 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will lead a Wildflower Walk to introduce people to spring wildflowers. These monthly outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos.
Wildflowers along Quemazon trail. Photo by Yvonne Keller
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 take place on Mondays, May 16 and June 20. 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, located at 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 here.