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.
Originally posted at https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-4-may-2019
On 4 May, will you join more than 30,000 others and become a part of Global Big Day? You don’t have to commit to birding for 24 hours—an hour or even 10 minutes of watching birds makes you part of the team. Visit your favorite spot or search out someplace new; enjoy a solo walk or get some friends to join in the Global Big Day fun.
On a lovely spring day, Dave Syzdek and Debbie Van Dooremolen guided 15 participant around the Warm Springs Natural Area.
We are forming volunteer teams.
Discovery Park – 23 acres of native trees, shrubs and plants. Volunteers needed to maintain Discovery Park.
For service project opportunities and/or be part of the Discovery Park Volunteer Team, contact Carol Cantino at 775-727-0645 or email at email@example.com
by Mike Baker
On Saturday, March 9, 17 intrepid RRAS members climbed aboard the Island Packers boat “Vanguard” for a voyage to find the Island Jay and near shore pelagic birds in the Santa Barbara channel and Santa Cruz Island. The trip began by heading out of Channel Islands Harbor, Port Hueneme, CA, into the channel and over the Hueneme canyon. Weather and sea conditions in the Santa Barbara channel during the Spring can be at times a challenge, but we were especially fortunate this day, escaping the previous days gale force winds and the following days approaching winter storm. Saturday’s voyage provided the perfect weather window and, the birds and mammals responded!