Join Natali Steinberg for a morning at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s Leonora Curtin Wetlands Preserve Saturday, Oct. 26. Participants will meet at 8 a.m., at the Los Alamos Nature Center and carpool to the property. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC
Join Natali Steinberg and PEEC Saturday, Oct. 26 for a tour of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve.
A one-hour drive will take participants to the 35-acre preserve that hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife. This tour is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 8 a.m. to carpool to the property. Sign up here.
Steinberg has been a docent at the preserve for 15 years and will share her expertise of the property with participants. The preserve is home to a natural “cienega” (marsh in Spanish), enormous 100-year-old cottonwood trees and a lovely pond full of huge bullfrogs. At this time of year, the cottonwoods have bright golden leaves. This tour is perfect for families, birders, photographers and anyone who wants to explore this unique area.
Participants should wear good walking shoes and layers and bring water and snacks on this trip. The group will spend about a half-day on this trip.
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.