Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to learn all about the Wild Turkey, where this bird is found in New Mexico and to learn about its conservation story. Register now at peecnature.org/ events. Additionally, tune in for PEEC’s astronomy talk on Friday, Nov. 20 to learn about primordial black holes. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Did you know that Wild Turkeys live in New Mexico? In Los Alamos County, they’re tricky to find, but have been spotted everywhere from White Rock Canyon to Bandelier National Monument. Learn more about these birds and their conservation story in a talk from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Patt Dorsey from the National Wild Turkey Federation will speak at this program. Attendees will learn what is unique about Wild Turkeys and explore their natural history and biology, find out where they live in Northern New Mexican and in what habitats you can find them, explore their conservations story and hear about how Wild Turkeys are managed today.
In addition to this program, be sure to tune in for Friday, Nov. 20’s astronomy talk about primordial black holes from Rick Wallace. Wallace will talk about the possible formation of tiny primordial black holes during the first few second of the Big Bang, a grapefruit-sized primordial black hole that has recently been suggested as a candidate for Planet 9 in our solar system, and more!
Both talks will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required at peecnature.org/events to receive the meeting link and password.
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. The Los Alamos Nature Center is currently closed due to COVID-19, but there are many ways to learn about nature and interact with PEEC online. 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.