Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Wings Tour Information--Sign Up Now!


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 
Morning tour: FULL
Afternoon tour: 7 seats
Dinner (5/20/17): 18 spots (for online purchase)
 
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.
 Please sign up by May 15 by emailing us at friendsofstillwaternwr@gmail.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Wings 2017 Information

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 Gym 2:30 pm.  **Children must be with an adult to attend.**
Then, on Saturday, May 20, we will be offering FREE guided morning nature tours. **Space is limited!** Stay tuned for times and tour descriptions. As soon as you see tours you're interested in, please sign up by emailing us at friendsofstillwaternwr@gmail.com. We will update the number of available seats as they're claimed on this blog (​http://friendsofstillwaternwr.org/) and on www.springwings.org.
Also, there will be FREE hands-on activities and displays at the Fallon Convention Center from 10am-3pm.
We will also be hosting a Decoy Carving presented by Pacific Flyway Decoy Association **Space it limited to 12 people!** Please sign up by May 15 by emailing us at friendsofstillwaternwr@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in this wonderful event!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Support Spring Wings at Our First Annual Fundraising Dinner

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.
You can also call 775-666-8031.
So mark your calendars and support a great cause!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fundraising Dinner May 20 to Accompany Spring Wings Festival 2017


Spring Wings 2017 prepares for flight!

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!

contact: friendsofstillwaternwr@gmail.com with any questions

Discover Stillwater with new App!

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 Stillwater today! For more information, call 423-5128 or visit the DNA website at discovernatureapps.com to learn more.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bird-watching Tips from the Couch

Someone shared this great article about bird-watching from home. Hope you find it useful!
Click here: Bird Watching from Your Window 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Friends of Stillwater Bylaws

To see our bylaws, click on the following link to access the PDF: Friends of Stillwater NWR Bylaws.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spring Wings on National Geographic

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.
Check it out by clicking on the following link: Spring Wings Nat Geo Link

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Audubon Society Link and Useful Information

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.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Complete Guide to Bird Watching

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.

Thanks for thinking of us, buddy!