Five members of Red Rock Audubon graciously hosted visitors to their yards on May 19th to give them ideas of what they can do to attract and sustain wildlife in our urban area. The weather was fantastic and the gardens were full of life.
Landscape designs ranged from mature desert adapted plants to full on natives only, with some yards incorporating both natives and desert adapteds and vegetables! Plants and bird feeders provided food to a variety of species. Birdbaths and fountains provided water. Trees and shrubs provided shade and shelter from predators. These are all necessary to create sustainable habitats for birds.
Visitors appreciated that they were able to learn about plants and ask questions. All the hosts enjoyed sharing their gardens and stories. Comments were positive and many expressed an interest in repeating this event next year.
Red Rock Audubon is grateful to our members who took the time to open their yards and share their knowledge. The mission of our organization is to bring people together for the conservation and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife and the natural world throughout Southern Nevada and neighboring areas. Their kindness helped further our mission by encouraging others to create their own backyard wildlife habitats.
The event also raised money to fund another school field trip to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and allow more children to enjoy nature, too! Perfect day all around.