Red Rock Audubon hosted members from Nevada's other two Audubon chapters from April 18th to April 20th. Lois and Mark Ports along with Ed Nickel came from Bristlecone Audubon Chapter in Elko. Bill Grossi from the Lahontan Audubon Society in Reno also made the trip to Las Vegas. Our first meet up was in Elko last spring.
On April 27, 2019, 15 Red Rock Audubon members enjoyed a visit to four birding hotspots at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
2019 Best in Show winner, Cara Lee with her teacher, Judith Krauss.
On Sunday, April 28ththe Junior Duck Stamp Competition awards were held at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Awards were given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace
Frequent visitors to Discovery Park will notice some pretty big changes. Other changes are not so noticeable. The many improvements made by our volunteers and our partner, Great Basin Water Company, have made a big difference in this little jewel in the desert for all types of wildlife. Red Rock Audubon extends our deepest thanks to you.
Red Rock Audubon participated in Pahrump's annual Earth Day Celebration on April 20th.
Members Carol and RIchard Cantino, Roxy Jones and Dianne Poland, along with Ron Ruhl, shared information with the public on all our organization does to create and maintain habitats for birds and other wildlife. Red Rock Audubon has been the driving force for the transformation of a bankrupt, dying golf course into Discovery Park where the public can walk the paths or visit the pollinator gardens and enjoy being out in nature.
All the hard work of our volunteers is paying off. Numerous caterpillars are feeding on our milkweed. We can't wait to see what happens next!
The proposed development of approximately 2,000 acres of land adjacent to Red Rock to create a master planned community of 3,000 houses and commercial development has been the subject of much controversy and litigation. Critics cite environmental concerns that increased traffic and population would severely impact habitats and strain scant resources and will create hazardous driving conditions on Route 159.
There isn't anything much better than to be outdoors on a beautiful spring day. Even in urban areas with diverse populations, families enjoy fresh air, a stroll in a park and a chance to experience some family fun. The Winchester Dondero Cultural Center Children's Festival on April 20th was the perfect venue.
Clark County Wetlands Park held its annual Bioblitz on Monday, April 15th. The family friendly event allowed participants to become naturalists for the day.
They learn about animals and plants and collect data by visiting various field stations set up within the park. Park staff instructed how to use the iNaturalist app if they were interested. As always, it was a fun and exciting day for children.
MAY 19, 2019
The Las Vegas valley offers an abundance of beautiful places for people to see many species of birds and enjoy being out in nature. From large national conservation areas down to small municipal parks, wildlife can be found everywhere. However, we live in a basically urban environment that has supplanted the natural habitat, making survival more difficult for birds.