Friday, June 18, 2010

Ash Meadows NWR

Some animals just don't mind the heat... Spiny Lizard parading his mating colors
Photo by Cyndi Souza

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pahranagat NWR

A new species for the state? Observed by Mike Swink on June 6 was a fork-tailed flycatcher at the middle marsh dike on Pahranagat NWR.

Region 8 Friends Conference

The Spring Wings, Friends of Stillwater NWR, hosted the Region 8 Friends conference in Fallon this year. Attendees Donna Crail-Rugotzke and Jennifer Vincent were joined by Complex staff Angelina Yost and Harry Konwin. The four enjoyed each other’s company as they drove the entire way! While at the conference, the group networked with folks from the DC based National Wildlife Refuge Association, other Friends groups members and some of the regional NWR personnel. One of the highlights of the conference was a presentation by Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Manager, Jimmy Fox. The group also toured the Stillwater Refuge where they spent some time amidst the cliff swallows pictured above. Donna will have a short presentation about information and ideas gleaned at the conference during our next Friends meeting on June 17th.

Ash Meadows NWR

Here's a gopher snake taking a swim...

... under the watchful gazes of a Pahrump 4H club and Refuge employee, Alyson Mack.

Recently sited at Devil's Hole was this Chuckwalla lizard.

Desert NWR

May 20-22, John Hiatt (L), Andy Sanchez and Kurt Kuznicki (taking photo) install post and cable along Alamo Rd. on Desert NWR. Work was performed in partnership with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Little Blue Butterfly

Photo by Alyson Mack