September is always a special time for Red Rock Audubon members. After a long hot summer we happily gather to share stories and enjoy each other's company and be entertained and informed at our first general meeting of the season. Monthly bird walks resume, participants optimistic that more moderate temperatures prevail.
This year the pandemic has changed much but not our enthusiasm for birds. Your RRAS board of directors has been working together digitally yet diligently to continue the work of our organization so that we can all still enjoy each other's company and the company of birds.
Our first general meeting of the season will be held on September 12th at 9:30 am via Google Meet. You will need to sign up through our website calendar to receive the link for the meeting. Click here.
Each month join an expert birding tour leader from Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Tours or Holbrook Travel as your personal virtual guide as we explore and enjoy the beautiful birds at exotic locations. Learn the best places to see local endemics species, the best times to visit and available lodging facilities in these faraway lands.
These virtual bird tours were recorded with questions and answers lasting about an hour to an hour and half.
by Doyle Wayman
:Fall is a great time to start native plants in your Pollinator Garden or your Vegetable Garden. If you add a few native plants to your vegetable garden, you’ll increase the interest that pollinators will have in frequenting it, because those plants produce a higher sugar content in their bloom's nectar than other non-native plants; the result is that those pollinators will pollinate your garden and produce a better crop.
Written by Earyn McGee, Las Vegas Review Journal
A backyard or patio garden that uses native plants can be a haven both for you and the many wildlife species that either call Southern Nevada home or pass through each year.
David Yarnold, CEO of the National Audubon Society wrote in 2018, “When you protect birds, you protect the planet. And each one of us has the power to make things better for birds. You are what hope looks like to a bird. “