Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

  • Pelican Sunset
    Pelican Sunset photo by Carol Georgi
    by at May 15th, 2010 at 05:05 pm
  • Wildflowers on Hwy 58 California
    Hwy 58 Wildflowers (Lupine) photo by Peg Pinard Thank you to Peg Pinard for providing these shots of the wildflowers growing along Highway 58 in California.  This is the lovely windy two lane scenic route from Santa Margarita over to Bakersfield, starting at Hwy 101 and crossing over the 5.  Hwy 58 will take you all the way to Barstow, but not many wildflowers...
    by at March 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Mt Charleston – Vegas Summer & Winter Retreat
    The sun is beating down and the heat is unrelentingly over 110 day after day. That’s Las Vegas in summer and the only escape is the air conditioned halls of hotel-casinos, movie theaters or hibernating in your own living room. But you can jump in the car, head up 95 to the Mt. Charleston turnoff on Rte 157, speed through the high desert, and climb steadily and...
    by at September 21st, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • Zion Canyon Outdoor Classes
    The Zion Canyon Field Institute offers workshops to educate visitors on the Zion National Park ecosystem. The courses are 1, 2, & 3 days and are held at various areas near the Zion Canyon National Park about 2.5 hours NE of Las Vegas. For complete details and enrollment, go to zionpark.org. Schedule of Classes: Sep 27 – Thursday Trek $35 Sep 29 – The Illustrated...
    by at September 12th, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • Goddess Path Classes
    The Goddess Path is a series of classes “to introduce the Goddess in Her myriad aspects and explore Her in relation to the directions and elements.” A class is scheduled on Nov 10 and described as Above and Below. There is preparation for each class in the series, so check out the website for full details. They meet at the Guest House at the Temple of Sekhmet,...
    by at August 29th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Full Moon Festivities
    With the bright lights of Vegas, it’s easy to forget the waxing and waning of Luna. If you want to observe the full moon in full glory, you need to take to the desert. If you want to intensify the experience by connecting with the primal feminine principle embodied in this mystic orb, join spiritual teachers for a Goddess Full Moon Ritual beginning at 7:00 pm. There...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Black Powder Rifle and Pistol Shoot
    And I hear complaints from people that there is nothing to do in Vegas unless you like gambling….. If you are looking for something really different, try the Spring Mountain Free Trappers group which hosts a black powder muzzle loading rifle and pistol shoot twice a month in the summer and once a month in the winter. Call to see if we are considered in winter now. They...
    by at July 30th, 2007 at 03:07 pm
  • LV Iris Society meets
    For meetings about irises, attend the Las Vegas Iris Society the first Monday every month at 6:00 pm. The group is dedicated to the art of cultivating that gorgeous bloom the iris – and everyone is welcome. Call 702-255-1263 or 702-876-1525 for more info. Garden Club Building Lorenzi Park 3333 W. Washington Ave Las Vegas NV. Related Cactus and Succulent Club, Rose...
    by at July 30th, 2007 at 06:07 am
  • Perseids Meteor Shower Celestial Show
    The Perseids (Meteor Shower) happen every year in August; this year the height of the show is Aug 12-13, luckily for excellent viewing, with a new moon. Peak viewing moment was supposed to be 11pm Sunday. The best viewing is in the desert where there is low light pollution to cloud the sight as well as very low humidity to reduce distortion in the atmosphere. Desert is...
    by at July 29th, 2007 at 06:07 am
  • Lone Mtn Children’s Discovery Park
    If you are looking for a place for the family to learn about the history of Nevada as well as such a myriad of subjects as math, earth science, plant and animal life, check out the Lone Mountain Children’s Discovery Park. A 5-acre learning and play area, it is full of hands-on activities as well as a maze, climbing wall, walking paths, old-fashioned playground,...
    by at July 14th, 2007 at 06:07 am
  • Nevada Native Plant Society
    The Nevada Native Plant Society is based out of Reno, but takes field trips around the state as well as in California. They are a non-profit dedicated to promoting interest in native Nevada plants and their preservation. They have published a guide to the flora of the Desert National Wildlife Range just outside of Las Vegas. If you are interested in learning more, check...
    by at July 14th, 2007 at 06:07 am
  • Annual Iris Sale
    Irises are every bit as beauitful and exotic as orchids and require very little maintenance. The Las Vegas Iris Society holds its annual sale of rhizomes Jun 23 & 24 with irises of every color and size – tall bearded, Lousiana, spurea etc. For more info call 702-228-0827 or email mybasket@cox.net. Plant World Nursery 5301 W Charleston Av Las Vegas NV Related...
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 11:06 am
  • Summer Solstice Moonlit Walk
    You are invited to celebrate Summer Solstice and ‘immerse’ yourself in the longest day of light and inhance your energetic field in the vortex of Calico Canyon. Join the Open Wisdom Institute for a Moonlit Walk and Ceremony. Arrive between 7:15p-7:45p with ceremony beginning about 8:15p. Pls RSVP 702-227-9415 for more details & directions. Cakes and libation...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • Summer Solstice Celebration
    Thursday June 21 is the summer solstice, or first day of summer. The hours of daylight are longest – the night is shortest – the sun’s path (sic) is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. The Temple of Goddess Spirituality will celebrate at their Temple to Sekhmet in the desert near Cactus Springs; they say that all are invited to pray, meditate and connect...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Grand Opening of Springs Preserve
    Jun 8-10 was the grand opening weekend of the Springs Preserve, a multi-sensory nature and historical experience park with outdoor concerts, museums, restored environments, nature walks and other exhibits designed to educate on the human and natural culture of the Las Vegas Valley. The springs area was home to native Americans thousands of years before the Spanish arrived...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 10:05 pm
  • Snow Mountain Pow Wow
    This Memorial Day Weekend is the 19th annual Snow Mountain Pow Wow hosted by the Las Vegas Paiute tribe with artisans, singers and dancers from around the country. May 26 is a contest pow wow with 2 sessions 11am and 7pm. May 27 is a cultural celebration with starting at 11am. Tribes from the Torres Martinez and Pala reservations in CA and the Mojave tribe bordering...
    by at May 22nd, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Valley of Fire Day Trip
    You can begin to feel the heat of summer building, so now is the time to take that day trip out to Valley of Fire before the name takes on a new dimension other than just color. Check out the new article with photos, both on the page and available at Picasa on the web. Valley of Fire State Park, Archaeology/Historic Awareness Month Events
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Koi Club Meets
    The Las Vegas Koi Club meets on the 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm with programs or discussion about koi. If you are interested in any issue relating to the keeping of koi, check out the club. They meet at the Rainbow Library 3150 No Buffalo Las Vegas NV May 20 – The 2007 Koi Pond & Garden Show toured seven new ponds in the Valley. It started at 10am and finished at...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • Archaeology/Historic Awareness Month Events
    May is the month for Archaeology Awareness and Historic Preservation. The Nevada Rock Art Foundation is leading tours of rock art sites around the state with federal & state agency archaeologists and local civic groups hosting events in Clark County. Here is a sampling of activities: check out www.nevadaculture.org for complete listing of events around the state. Wed...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Hurry for Rock Art Field Trips
    Hurry hurry hurry if you want to participate in the following rock art viewing trips. They are sponsored by the Nevada Rock Art Foundation in conjunction with the Nevada Division of State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. Check out website www.nevadaculture.org for more events involving the celebration of Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation Month. Sat...
    by at May 8th, 2007 at 12:05 pm
  • Sierra Club Meets
    Join the Southern Nevada Group of the Sierra Club for programs about the beauty and value of our great outdoors. The Sierra Club is an activist group interested in the preservation and appreciation of nature and the environment; club activities include hiking, community education programs and political action. Second Wednesday with social time 7:00p-7:30p and meeting at...
    by at May 7th, 2007 at 04:05 pm
  • “Celebration of Life” Butterfly Release
    Join the 4th Annual Celebration of Life with the release of live butterflies at Hills Park in Summerlin. Smooth Jazz 105.7 the Oasis is helping sponsoring this event which is a special fundraiser for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation. The idea of death is frightening to most of us. This is a message of hope and of the beauty of life that continues – a vision...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Paiute ethnobotany
    The Clark Co. Museum is offering a series of Native American programs at the Museum in Henderson, with a discussion of local ethnobotany scheduled for Sat Apr 28. “Pauite” (sometimes Piute) refers to a group of North American Indians, divided into Northern and Southern. This grouping is not really correct, as the Northern Pauites are more related to the Shoshone...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 06:04 pm
  • Ladies Lost Weekend
    This is a art retreat for the ladies (and their kids, if they want) sponsored by the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite NV. The weekend activity is to site and restore a couch covered in tile and mosaic designed by German artist Sofie Siegman. The result of an artist residency at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas, the couch was donated to the Goldwell...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Las Vegas Mountaineers Club
    The Las Vegas Mountaineers Club educates and trains members on safety and fun in the outdoors, with emphasis on the ethical use of wilderness resources. Activities include hikes, climbs and other outdoor activities. They meet the 4th Tuesday each month at the Sahara West Library at 7:00 pm. 9600 W. Sahara Las Vegas NV Related Clubs & Associations, Sierra Club “Update...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Red Rock (volunteer) Day
    150 volunteers are needed to help with conservation and restoration projects at Red Rock. If you are interested, please meet at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center between 7:30a and 8:00a on Apr 28. Be prepared for an outdoor day of useful activity – bring gloves, sunscreen, wear long pants, a hat and closed-toes shoes. Lunch and lunchtime entertainment will be...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Star (Gazing) Party w/ Astronomical Society
    Join the Astronomical Society of Nevada (Las Vegas) for their monthly “Star Party” the 2nd Saturday at Cold Creek or Redstone. Meet up at 7 pm for an evening of stargazing. Their mission is to encourage, foster, conduct and support programs on astronomy. Directions to the site are found at vegas.astronomynv.org. Future Star Parties and locations: Jan 20 –...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Annual Flower Show
    The Sunset Garden Club hosts its annual flower show themed “A Day in the Park” with live or dried flower arrangements. The event on Sat Apr 14 is from noon-4p and is free and open to the public. For more info call Jane 702-897-2271 or Sylvia 702-454-7974. Paseo Verde Library 280 S Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV Related Cactus and Succulent Show title, Rose...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Cactus and Succulent Club
    More on plant and flower societies/clubs in Las Vegas. The Cactus and Succulent Society of Southern Nevada meets the 1st Thur @ 7pm. They advertise “friendly folks, tasty treats, cool plants and fascinating presentations – for expert or novice.” For more details call 702-645-2032 or visit www.csssn.org. Nevada Garden Clubs Center Lorenzi Park 3333...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • Rose Society Meets
    For meetings about roses, attend the Las Vegas Valley Rose Society the second Thursday every month at 7:30 pm. The programs are all about roses, of course – new varieties, planting, arranging etc. Call 702-646-6048 for more info. No meetings during June, July and August. Nevada Garden Clubs Center Lorenzi Park 3333 W. Washington Ave Las Vegas NV. Related Clubs...
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 06:04 am