Spring Wings Airboat Rides for Kids
To celebrate World Book and Copyright Day, we have a fun fact for you: did you know Crows and Ravens are featured in the J.R.R. Tolkien novel The Hobbit?
On the morning of Sunday April 10th, Lahontan Audubon Society and Northern Nevada Federation for the Blind (NFB) once again hosted an auditory-based field trip at Oxbow Nature Study Area. Clients from NFB were introduced to some of the birds of the Nature Area by museum skins they could handle. We all then departed along the nature area trails listening for the songs and calls of the birds in the area. In total, our group encountered 33 different species. To read the full species checklist, click the link button below:
Lahontan Audubon Society graciously thanks the following individuals and organizations for their help in this event:
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On the morning of Saturday April 16th, our chapter led a field trip to explore Veterans' Parkway Lake and wetlands. This field trip took place in adverse weather conditons, as it began during a drizzle of rain followed by high winds (colloquially known as the Washoe Zephyr). However, the diverse bird species were still present at the lake, some were foraging while others were hunkered down, waiting out the weather, such as the pictured Double-crested Cormorant. We give a shout out to the guests who were willing to brave the elements and get a great look at the birds. Below is the full list.
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Education Volunteer Needed
We have lots of education events coming up and we are looking for volunteers to help. This includes assisting with school field trips, presentations, and staffing an LAS booth at upcoming events. If you are interested in participating or would like to be added to the Education Volunteers email list, please send a message to email@example.com.