Explore The World Of Bats This Thursday Evening With PEEC

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for a talk on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. from caver and biologist Diana Northup. Learn about the world of bats, caves and how white-nose syndrome has impacted bats throughout North America and in New Mexico. Learn more and register at peecnature.org/events. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to uncover the world of bats at a talk on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Caver and biologist Diana Northup will share her adventures in caves and how we’ve advanced our knowledge of bats in New Mexico at this presentation. Audience members will also learn how white-nose syndrome (WNS) has impacted North American bats, discover how WNS is expanding into New Mexico and have time to ask questions.

Northup has been exploring and studying caves and the life within them since she entered her first cave in college and saw a packrat trotting along the cave passages in total darkness. She has a Ph.D. in Geomicrobiology from the University of New Mexico. Her work, along with her colleagues on the Subsurface Life in Mineral Environments (SLIME) Team, has been featured on Nova, National Geographic, the BBC, CNN and recently on an episode of “Alien Worlds” on Netflix.

This talk will be offered in a hybrid format and pre-registration is required at peecnature.org/events. Attendees can either register to watch and participate in person at the nature center or tune in from home via Zoom. Seating at the nature center is limited to 25 people, so sign up soon if you’d like to attend in person!

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email publicity@peecnature.org 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. 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.