FRIENDS OF STILLWATER
is a 501(c)(3) Nevada non- profit group working to increase awareness, appreciation and conservation of the Lahontan Valley wetlands and similar natural resource areas. Friends of Stillwater welcomes anyone who wishes to volunteer with our programs and projects. We assist in habitat and wildlife projects, community outreach, education programs, special events, fundraising and advocacy.
We have some details about the tours for this year's festival.
We will be offering a morning and afternoon tour that run from 7:00am to approximately 9:00am and 3:00pm to about 5:00pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Each van will have up to 9 seats available (after the driver and guide are accounted for) which gives us a total of 18 available seats per tour time-slot.
Tours will begin and end at the Fallon Convention Center parking lot. Signs will lead you into the check-in area.
The Friends of Stillwater Group will provide more specifics about what each tour will entail as we near the event.
Available seats will be updated here: Decoy Carving (5/20/17, 9 a.m.): 9 seats
And don't forget about our fundraising dinner Saturday night! Doors open at 5:00 and the barbeque-style dinner will be served at 6:00. Please see earlier blog posts for details. Tickets can be purchased through PayPal on www.springwings.org.
We have some more information about this year's festival. Please read the following information, or open the attachment for the flyer (which is currently under construction) so you can print it out and share with others.
On Friday, May 19, we will be featuring Nevada Bugs and Butterflies with a FREE Petting Zoo at E.C. Best Elementary School Gym2:30 pm. **Children must be with an adult to attend.**
Come and join us on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Fallon Convention Center!
You'll be supporting a great causes and be able to enjoy southern-style BBQ, games, raffle prizes, and a live auction. Doors open at 5:00 and dinner will be served at 6:00.
Tickets are $30 each, or you can reserve a table for your family and friends for $300. Tickets are available for purchase at Frontier Liquor, His Inspirations, and Jeff's Digitex/Postage Plus in Fallon, or directly through this site with the PayPal button to the right.
The annual Spring Wings Festival is set for Friday afternoon May 19 and Saturday, May 20 this year. Anticipated activities include the return of the Bugs and Butterflies Insect Petting Zoo, at EC Best school gym on Friday afternoon. Guided nature tours of the Lahontan Valley will take place at the same time, and with the great water year, we expect to see a lot more migratory shorebirds and waders in the field. Reservation information coming by March 15.
The Festival continues Saturday May 20 with guided morning nature tours, hands-on activities and displays at the Convention Center from 10am - 3pm, as well as specialized workshops on local topics that may include Gardening for Wildlife, Basic Birdwatching, Beekeeping, Monarch Butterfly Citizen Science, Birds of Prey, Nature Art, Tribal Arts and History, and more!
A fundraising dinner event is planned for 5pm Saturday, May 20, at the Fallon Convention Center. This fun family event will raise funds to support the Festival, youth education and outdoor experiences in northern Nevada. Tickets will be available on this site, or at select Fallon area businesses by March 1.
Updates posted on www.springwings.org as they become available. Stay tuned and thanks for your support!
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Try the fun new smart-phone app Discover Stillwater! This GPS-guided app takes visitors on a behind-the-scenes nature discovery of Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge by using an Android or iPhone. Start by downloading the Discover Stillwater app for FREE at either the Google Play or the iTunes App store, then head to Stillwater NWR to start your scavenger-type Clue Hunt. The closer you get, the app signals and displays on your screen a fun trivia question about the plants, wildlife, cultural history or habitats that make this refuge so unique. Earn points as you answer questions on the tour route, paths and viewpoints. Along the way, take pictures, post sightings and share with family and friends on your Facebook account, or create a new DNA account. Even if you don't have cell service, no problem, the app stores your information and scores then automatically uploads the information when you do have service. So get outside and Discover Stillwatertoday! For more information, call 423-5128 or visit the DNA website at discovernatureapps.com to learn more.
Spring Wings, our very own Friends of Stillwater Group, the Refuge, and Fallon are featured in this month's National Geographic online magazine. There are some amazing photographs on the site as well as an interesting article.
The Audubon Society regularly publishes several interesting and informative articles highlighted with incredible photography. Here's the link if you'd like to find out more information or subscribe to publications from their magazine: Audubon Magazine Link. We always enjoy what they have to share so we thought we'd share it with you.
A student in Maine was conducting research for his class and shared the links from our page in his "show and tell" project as he and his father are avid birders. He was then assigned the task of sharing another page with us. This is the one he picked: Design 55 Bird Watching.
It's based out of the UK and has some interesting links for beginning birders. It may be something you'd like to share with people you're trying to attract to birding or it may provide you with lists of birds present in the location of your next travel destination. Whatever the case, we'd like to acknowledge this student's hard work and continue his interest in birding.