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NV Naturalist lecture series continues

Posted 8/8/2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents hummingbirds

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds find peaceful and safe nesting in Cooperative Extension’s courtyard.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Naturalist program presents Las Vegas: got hummingbirds? as the Aug. 17, 2017 Lecture Series topic. The hour-long presentation is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m.

Las Vegas is an oasis in the desert and a prime location for visiting and nesting hummingbirds. Join longtime Las Vegas veterinarian, nature photographer and falconer, Gary Weddle, as he discusses the four types of hummingbirds found in the Las Vegas Valley. Weddle offers tips to make and keep your home and yard hummingbird friendly.

The 2017 Aug. Lecture Series will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or email parsonsd@unce.unr.edu.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, one graduate acquired part-time employment at Clark County Wetlands Park; one graduate acquired part-time employment with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Two Nevada Naturalist graduates were elected to the Friends of the Desert Wildlife Refuge’s Board of Directors and one graduate is serving on the Board of Directors for Friends of Nevada State Museums. Using what he learned in the program, Todd Price celebrated his 5th year working at national parks across the nation.

Nevada Naturalist, a Cooperative Extension program, focuses on giving a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching and participating in conservation projects and issues. The program will also give participants the skills and confidence necessary to make a difference for environmental stewardship and conservation in southern Nevada. If you are interested in becoming a Nevada Naturalist, email or call Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906.

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