I have lived in Las Vegas since 1992! While most people think of the glitz and “glamor” of the Las Vegas Strip, when you venture into the neighboring cities and communities you find typical America!
Many people may be surprised at the variety of wildlife that can be found in the Las Vegas Valley especially the number and types of birds. I use various feeders to attract birds to my back yard.
I also enjoy gardening and despite the very hot summers and sometimes below freezing winter temperatures, I have found that with a little effort you can grow a large variety of plants and flowers here. Sometimes, plants that can be easily grown in the ground in cooler temperatures will need to be grown in containers here, because of the heat and because we have no real nutrients in our harsh desert soil.
This blog will allow me to share birding and gardening in my yard and the birds, plants and flowers I find as I travel to other communities and State and National Parks in the southwestern United States.
Another of my hobbies is landscape photography. As I work to improve my landscape photography skills, I will try to capture the unique and interesting plants, flowers and birds that I encounter along the way.