PEEC offers tour of preserve

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The Leonora Curtin Wetland docent is offering a free, guided tour on Sunday

By Special to the Monitor

Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her guided tour of this ecological treasure on Sunday, leaving from PEEC at noon.
This time of year is inviting for photographers and artists because the fall colors of the golden cottonwoods and scarlet sumac should be at their prime.
The Preserve closes for the winter on Oct. 31.
This small preserve, located near Las Golondrinas just south of Santa Fe, has several ecological niches, ranging from scrub desert to the lush vegetation of the cienega (Spanish for “marsh”).  
This range supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life. Two trails lead walkers through these areas, including open meadows, shady cottonwoods and a pond bordered by cattails.
PEEC welcomes all who wish to join this field trip.
Meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street, to carpool or caravan to the Preserve. Bring good walking shoes, lunch and water.  
The trip is free, but please call PEEC at 662-0460 so they will know whom to expect.  
White Rock residents could meet at the Y if they wish. The trip will last approximately four hours (one hour driving each way, two hours at the preserve).
For further information, contact Natali Steinberg at natwoman@cybermesa.com.