Another Global Big Day is on the books and it was nothing short of amazing.
Don't miss this golden opportunity to see what our members are doing to attract birds and other wildlife to their backyards. Your $20 per carload donation (maximum four adults per car) helps fund our chapter's important work. Children under the age of 16 are free. Visit as many yards as you can from 9:00 am to noon.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is a critical area for birds migrating through southern Nevada. Many RRAS members have visited this gem in the desert more than once and enjoyed the variety of bird species that can be found there at different times of the year.
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.