Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

  • Skywalking at the West Rim
    The long awaited Skywalk at the West Rim, Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation is open. I have a section on the website called “Other Pages,” which includes Day Trips from the Strip. You will find a guest article, with photos, titled Skywalking at the West Rim Grand Canyon. This shot was taken on March 30, 2007 of the horseshoe-shaped Skywalk extending...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Bonsai Group Meets
    All Bonsai lovers unite. The Las Vegas Bonsai Society is meeting the second Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm. They present special programs, offer advice and allow plenty of time for questions. Call Bob 702-257-4768 for more info or click on the Bonsai at randr-lv.com. Nevada Garden Club Center Lorenzi Park 3333 W. Washington Ave Las Vegas NV. Related Clubs & Associations,...
    by at April 8th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Spring Tour UNLV Arboretum
    Join Paula Garrett, Educational Coordinator, and Susan Jones, Collections Mgt Coordinator, UNLV for a tour of the Arboretum. This is a one-mile walking tour among the spring wildflowers of the Desert Garden, including the viewing of some of the unique trees on campus. You will see both drought-tolernat and traditional landscapes. Free. Meet 4:00 pm, Tues Apr 10 at the...
    by at April 6th, 2007 at 05:04 am
  • “Life Safari Animal Sanctuary” Fundraiser
    Mountain Lion Caesar, white tiger Isis, Sheena the Bobcat, some rare reptiles, Sloths, Leamers and “other wild animals” have been looking for a proper home. Genevieve, vocalist, has been working with the owner of the animals, Steve, to find a permanent sanctuary. “Life Safari” has finally located 10 acres in Florida – only requirement is...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Author Ralph McInerny on Natural Law
    The UNLV Great Works Academic Certificate program is hosting a talk by Notre Dame Professor and author of the Father Dowling mystery novels on Mon Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm. Prof. McInerny, whose academic field is Medieval Studies, will focus on the philosopher Thomas Aquinas and the theory that there are inescapable moral judgements that no one can fail to recognize. These judgments...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Spring Equinox Celebration
    This Tuesday, March 20 is the spring equinox, or first day of spring. Days and nights are exactly equal in length (equi equal, nox night), the sun’s path (sic) is directly over the equator, the moon is new and it will all be celebrated at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality. I wrote a little about this group when they had their full moon ritual on March 3. They...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Sloan Canyon Hikes
    Just south of town, an easy 20 minute drive from the Strip is the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area with great hiking and Native American rock art sites. The BLM and Clark Co. Museum are offering guided hikes for the public at no charge, but the groups are limited in size and you need to reserve ahead. The hike is described as “moderate with some rock scrambling,...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Valley of Fire to Lost City
    Get on your Harley or put down the top and get out of town for a gorgeous drive out to Overton and the Lost City Museum. The March photo exhibition of nature photographer Marcella Brendible makes a charming destination and a great excuse to explore the Valley of Fire State Park or Lake Mead NRA. Ms. Brendible is a Native American from Alaska and her work demonstrates...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Saving Our Planet
    It’s almost impossible to pick up any publication today and not read about Global Warming. Even the Academy Awards used not-so-subliminal messages to communicate “we need to act now,” a mantra being promoted across all media. Our local Sheila Z. Stirling, author and head of the Open Wisdom Institute, is organizing a Climate Project consisting of ten...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Mathematics in Nature
    The intimate relationship between the beauty of mathematics as reflected in the beauty of nature is explored by John Adam, professor of mathematics at Old Dominion University in a continuation of the UNLV University Forum Lecture Series. The event is co-sponsored by UNLV Mathematics Dept and will take place Mon Mar 19 at the Barrick Museum Auditorium, UNLV campus. The...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Gem and Mineral Society Meets
    You are surrounded by astounding geology, a terrain of rock and stone yielding unfathomable treasure if only you could recognize it. Learn the stories behind those pebbles and boulders you encounter everyday, whether in your desert-landscaped front yard or along the hiking trail. If you’re not an outdoorsy kind of person, that’s okay too. The Southern Nevada...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 01:02 pm