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Daily Postcard: Logan, Blue Beary Pack On Pounds

on September 11, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Orphaned bear Logan and his pal Blue Beary who broke her elbow when hit by a car in mid-July are growing quite large during their rehabilitation under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation. Ramsay and the LEWF thank the Los Alamos community for its generosity in donating funds to help these bears prepare for release later this year. To contribute, visit www.landofenchantment.org or mail donations to Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, PO Box 957, Santa Cruz, NM, 87567. Photo by James Robinson

Scenes At Los Alamos Garden Club 70th Anniversary

on September 10, 2017 - 6:31am
The Los Alamos Garden Club celebrates its 70th anniversary Saturday in the Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge, which the club founded and helps to maintain. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The club's 70 year history outlined on a poster at Saturday's celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Club's history is chronicled in yearly scrapbooks. Some of them were on display Saturday at the special celebration at the Memorial Rose Garden at near Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A flowery cake was part of the Los Alamos Garden Club

Daily Postcard: Cosmos Spotted In Los Alamos

on September 10, 2017 - 6:25am
Daily Postcard: Cosmos flowers are spotted blooming in Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Projects To Hold Tours

on September 9, 2017 - 6:29am
 
MPPP News:
 
The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project will hold several upcoming events. 
 
On Sept.16 and Oct. 15 public tours will be held at the Wells Petroglyph Preserve. The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project would love to introduce the site to locals, especially those who have never visited. To sign up or read more about it - the following link can be used: https://squareup.com/store/mesaprietapetroglyphs
 
Also, on Sept. 23  we have a special Tour of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve followed by a wine tasting featuring Black Mesa Winery of Velarde with owners Lynda and Jerry Burd.

Former National Park Service Director Joins Endangered Species Coalition Board

on September 9, 2017 - 6:26am
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Robert “Bob” Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service (NPS) and former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has joined the board of directors of the Endangered Species Coalition, a well-regarded advocacy nonprofit working tirelessly to protect our nation’s natural heritage.
 
“I am indeed honored and privileged to have been given this opportunity to serve on the Endangered Species Coalition Board.

Beewood At Bandelier Visitor Center

on September 9, 2017 - 6:15am

Beeweed is nearing the end of its time to be blooming, but the ones in the Native Plant Garden behind the Banderlier National Monument Visitor Center still have some flowers. Cleome serrulata also is known as wild spinach (and lots of other names). It is edible, but is particularly well known to Pueblo people as a traditional source for guaco, black vegetable paint used for decorating light-colored pottery. Photo Courtesy NPS

Daily Postcard: Colors Of Fall Spotted In White Rock

on September 9, 2017 - 6:06am

The colors of fall are slowly making their appearance around White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Sept. 12

on September 8, 2017 - 4:32pm
Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center is Sept. 12. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Tuesday, Sept. 12, is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center! Enjoy an evening of games and hands-on activities 6-7 p.m. with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.
 
Mark your calendars; the second Tuesday of each month is Family Night at the nature center. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all. Next month’s Family Night is Oct. 10.
 
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Meet Bandelier’s New Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy

on September 8, 2017 - 3:24pm
Bandelier Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier National Monument recently welcomed their newest seasonal ranger, Colonel (RET) Bob Loy. 
 
Ranger Loy will serve as the Dorothy Hoard Wilderness Ranger at Bandelier. The position is sponsored by the Friends of Bandelier as a memorial to the founder of the organization, Dorothy Hoard, who was also instrumental in the designation of the Bandelier Wilderness. 
 
According to Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, "Many people know of Dorothy because of her guidebook to hiking in the park.

PEEC’s Geology Program For Kids Continues This Year

on September 8, 2017 - 7:25am
PEEC News:
 
Youth ages 6 to 10 will love exploring geology at the Los Alamos Nature Center in the Pebble Pups program, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
This program helps kids embark on a journey to learn about rocks, fossils, and local geology through active games and activities with Patrick Rowe of the Los Alamos Geological Society Denise Matthews, an experienced Pajarito Environmental Center (PEEC) Educator. The Pebble Pups school-year program meets one Tuesday a month and is perfect for new or returning Pebble Pups members.
 
Pebble Pups program

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