INTERESTED IN PLANTS & BIRDS?
Plants and landscaping in your yard can be bird-friendly. Would you be interested in volunteering to assist LAS in building a program to raise awareness here in Northern Nevada? If so, please contact LAS President Jacque Lowery. We hope to hear from you soon!
More here from National Audubon Society's national campaign, “Plants for Birds” and Cornell Lab and Nature Conservancy's partnership on “Yard Maps.”
LINKS TO BIRD NEWS
Two scrub-jays in our area instead of one Western and other changes in the AOU checklist.... Ken Kaufman at Audubon
eBIRD: DO IT EVERY DAY
Ted Floyd at ABA Blog
As of August 28, 2016, I had entered at least one complete eBird checklist per day for 3,528 consecutive days.... eBirding once a day means I go birding at least once a day....
A BIG THANKS TO VORTEX OPTICS
Lahontan Audubon Society owes a huge thank you to Vortex Optics, who each year, for the last 5-plus years, have repaired a box full of well-used (some damaged) LAS binoculars that were used by the 500 or so elementary schoolchildren who attended the LAS field trips at Washoe Lake State Park.
Vortex has never charged LAS a penny for this terrific service and has even paid return shipping back to us.
We encourage anyone who may be looking for binoculars to check out Vortex Optics (www.vortexoptics.com). They have a great variety of binoculars in a large price range and provide amazing service.
Thanks so much, Vortex.
LAS ELECTIONS 2016-2017
LAS elected a full slate of Officers and two Board Members.
Thank you and welcome to all the new officers, and thanks again to those returning!
VIRGINIA LAKE BREEDING COLONY
Virginia Lake Island is Reno's only nesting colony for Double-crested Cormorants, California Gulls, and Snowy Egrets.
Many may remember that the City of Reno initially proposed removing the island at Virginia Lake in the fall of 2014. As a result of public meetings and comments from Lahontan Audubon Society and others more...
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Check calendar for more information about events
Every Fourth Tuesday
7:00pm Meeting Begins
Landscape and Design Center
1190 W Moana Ln Reno, NV 89509
View our calendar for details.
We missed our speaker at the August 23 LAS meeting due to a miscommunication. LAS has apologized to Brigid Surber and we hope to be able to reschedule her soon to present on her very interesting topic: How Birds Influence Culture.
Stay tuned for a new date to hear her.