Learn about wildflowers like these on a guided hike by Chick Keller. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will lead another Wildflower Walk at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.
The Wildflower Walks have occurred monthly throughout the summer and are easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller picks a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. This Friday, the walk will take place on Burnt Mesa, where participants can expect to observe some interesting species such as purple owl clover, blue sage, and with luck, the tiny annual Drymary.
The walk is free, and there is no advance registration required.
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 at PEEC at 5:15 p.m. 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 maintains a nature center, 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 $20. To learn more, visit http://www.PajaritoEEC.org.