Scenes From Senior Appreciation Night At Los Alamos Nature Center

Rosa the Milk Snake had a lot of admirers gathered at the Los Alamos Nature Center during last week’s Senior Appreciation Night. Photo by Felicia Orth

The vinegaroon even made friends! Photo by Felicia Orth

Illuminating Octavius the tarantula. Photo by Felicia Orth

Rick Wallace, the Planetarium volunteer who ran fractal shows all night during last week’s Senior Approciation Night event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Felicia Orth

Leo Rose, facilitated the graduates holding the vinegaroon, a large fierce-looking arachnid that does not bite, although its feet pinch a little as it walks across your hand. Photo by Felicia Orth

Jeff Favorite, who distributed gift cards to the graduates who correctly answered nature-related trivia questions. Photo by Felicia Orth

LAHS graduate Maddie Beck holding Rosa the Milk Snake. Photo by Felicia Orth

The LAHS graduates at the Mesas exhibit checking out the ant colony. Photo by Felicia Orth

Bonding with a vinegaroon. Photo by Felicia Orth

Playing at the puppet theater. Photo by Felicia Orth

Behind the scenes at the puppet theater. Photo by Felicia Orth

PEEC Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel. At the end of the evening, the graduates saw a skunk near the front door. Photo by Felicia Orth