PEEC Holds Los Luceros Picnic And Community Seed Swap This Weekend


Join PEEC this weekend for two community events! On Saturday, May 18 PEEC’s educators will be at a community picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site in Española. On Sunday, May 19, stop by the nature center for a community seed swap. Both events are free to attend and open to the public. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for two community nature-themed events this weekend! On Saturday, join PEEC at Los Luceros Historic Site for a community picnic and to learn about pollinators. On Sunday, visit the Los Alamos Nature Center for a community seed swap. Both events are free to attend and are open to the public!

On Saturday, May 18, PEEC is partnering with New Mexico Historic Sites and Audubon New Mexico to host a community picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site. At the event, participants can learn about pollinators and get an introduction to bee keeping. PEEC’s education team will host a butterfly survival game for kids to learn about host plants and nectar resources. Participants can also dissect flowers at PEEC’s booth. Bring a picnic to this event and enjoy the beautiful property, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for directions.


Leaf cutter bee. Photo Courtesy PEEC

In addition to this picnic, PEEC is hosting a community seed swap on Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can bring seeds to share or collect seeds to plant in their own gardens. If you’re bringing seeds to share from your garden, please mark them clearly with the name of the plant and the year from which they were saved.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.

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