By Sunshine Jowell and David Anderson
Next month the Red Rock Audubon Society will participate in Nevada Bird-A-Thon from May 7-16, counting bird species across the country, and raising funds for charity. In the past year, this birding event as adapted to allow participants to bird from home—allowing families and friends to join in some backyard birding to count the species in a safe and socially distant way.
Enjoy this video by David Anderson https://vimeo.com/539845998
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center - Summer Day Camp and School Daze. Story and photos by Patty Dominguez.
Our center’s direct participation in Clark County Parks & Recreation’s School Daze program ended on Friday, March 26th. Since the beginning of the 2020 school year, Winchester Dondero Cultural Center has been one of the department’s support locations for CCSD’s online learning programs, serving 5 – 13 year-old students. Now that local schools are well on their way, transitioning back to full-time in-school classes, and many of our centers are transitioning to more open and public activities throughout Clark County, we are focusing again on serving the community at-large, supporting, presenting and representing arts and culture in Clark County.
by Jim Nelson
Photos by Jim Nelson
One of our favorite birding areas is Lynx Lake just outside Prescott, AZ. It is at 5,530 foot elevation, in the pines, a 55 acre reservoir.
The lake has a paved walkway on the west side from the north to the south end, and the east side is an easily navigated dirt trail. The total distance around the lake is about 2.5 miles.
We have counted several varieties of woodpeckers, osprey, double-crested cormorants, great blue herons, and other species in various visits, mostly in late fall and early winter. There is a bald eagle nest somewhere on the south side, which we have not seen, but the eagles in early mornings put on a good fishing display over the lake. Likewise, an osprey that we spotted in late fall was busily diving for fish on the south side oblivious to swimmers and waders relatively close.
Prescott is a 4 hour drive from Las Vegas via Highway I-40 and US-93 South. It would be a nice respite from our upcoming Las Vegas summer heat.
By Sunshine Jowell
There’s this old photo I sometimes see pop up on Facebook of my parents on the beach in Southern California. I’ll see one of my relatives post it on their anniversary or one of their birthdays, with a reminder of their constant love and devotion to each other. The picture was taken by one of my sisters. It’s a bit blurry, because she was far away while they were walking together near the water’s edge. A few seagulls dot the landscape as you see my mom lean heavily on my dad’s arm while she stumbles along the sand with a cane in her other hand. Her wheelchair had been left with my sister because she wanted to feel the sea on her toes.