October 2. Meeting: “Wildflowers of Socorro County.” New Mexico Tech Emeritus Professor of Physics and avid wildflower photographer Tim Hankins takes us on a wildflower photo tour. Socorro County’s 6649 square miles range over habitats including the Rio Grande Valley, the Quebradas, the Plains of San Agustin, and part of the Cibola National Forest with mountains up to nearly 11,000 feet. The varied terrain supports a diverse set of wildflowers. Tim will present a photographic collection of wildflowers from a variety of accessible locations in the county, starting at the lowest elevations near the Rio Grande and climbing to the top of Mt. Baldy in the Magdalena Mountains.