Friday, June 5, 2015

Come Join Us To Explore Wildflowers in the Sandia Mountains

We will begin 2015 Forest Service sponsored Wildflower Walks Saturday, June 6th.  We’re expecting an extraordinary year of wildflowers with the spring rains that have drenched the Sandia Mountains.  Meet your guide in front of the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras no later than 9AM any Saturday beginning June 6th through August 29th.  We will then carpool to the trail from there. 

 Here is a sneak peek of this Saturday's Otero Canyon Hike.  These pictures were taken June 3rd of the same trail we will be doing Saturday, June 6th.

Penstemon and Santa Fe Phlox

New Mexico Groundsel
James Pentstemon


Foothills Paintbrush

New Mexico Thistle

Stemless Evening Primrose

Sweet smelling Wood's Rose

Mari Draper and Jean Payne, Wildflower Guides, enjoying the view at Otero Canyon

 Your Wildflower Guides for this summer will be (subject to change):

June 6        Vicki Farrar & Jean Payne - Otero Canyon Nature Trail
June 13      Vicki Farrar & Mari Draper - Cienega Canyon Trail
June 20      Mari Draper & Jean Payne - Tree Spring Trail
June 27       Dick Frederiksen & Jean Payne - Capulin Spring Trail
July 4          Mari Draper & Jean Payne - Tecolote Trail
July 11        Dick Frederiksen & Larry Littlefield - Balsam Glade
July 18         Mari Draper & Vicki Farrar - 10K South Trail
July 25         Marge Patrick & Chris Husted
August 1     Marge Patrick  & Chris Husted
August 8       Dick Frederiksen & Larry Littlefield
August 15     Marge Patrick & Chris Husted
August 22     Dick Frederiksen & Larry Littlefield
August 29     Marge Patrick  & Chris Husted

In addition, there will be a Sunday morning walk led by Larry Littlefield in Elena Gallegos Open Space (Albuqerque east of Tramway) June 7th at 9AM.  Meet at the upper east parking lot – (not at the Kiwanis shelter parking lot).  There is a parking fee of $2/car charged at Elena Gallegos Open Space.

1 comment:

  1. What fun. I do love the wildflowers. Here is prairie or woodland...;)