Current Events




The U.S.D.A. Forest Service and FOSM are pleased to announce that guided wildflower walks will be offered this summer from June 1 through August 31, 2019. Meet your guides  at 9:00 am in the Sandia Ranger District Station parking lot.

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Our meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month from April to October (meetings are not held November through March) at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras, featuring an informative presentation on subjects pertinent to our mission.


Next Friends Meeting: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7 pm

Speaker: Pauline Ho


In the last few years we’ve been taking trips that I’m calling Science Voluntourism. This includes going to Nicaragua for studies of the Masaya Volcano, to Peru to study Macaws/mammals in the jungle, to Costa Rica to study caterpillars or collect wild bees, as well as Mongolia, Joshua Tree NP, and the Galapagos. For these trips, what we pay covers travel for the scientists, equipment, housing and food. We get the fun of doing scientific fieldwork, but none of the non-fun work of writing papers or grant proposals.

Pauline Ho retired from Sandia National Laboratories after many years as a physical chemist. She is now happily retired and spends her time arranging domestic and international travel for herself, her husband (Rick Buss – another physical chemist retired from Sandia), friends and family.

Space is limited to 50. We recommend you arrive early.
Doors close when we reach capacity or at 7pm.