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Elko’s Wintering Eagles

Elko’s Wintering Eagles

Golden eagles and Bald eagles spend winters in Elko County. January is a great time to take a drive and watch for raptors. Winter brings birds of prey from more northern areas such as Idaho to our region where the winters are not as severe.  Bald eagles are more typically […]

Elko Christmas Bird Count

Elko Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16, 2017 Prior to the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt”: They would choose sides and go afield with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its beginning […]

The Changes of Autumn

The Changes of Autumn

Contributed by Lois K. Ports for Bristlecone Audubon Chapter Autumn leaf color is a process that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs turning them various shades of red, yellow, purple, orange, and brown. During the spring and summer the leaves have served to help produce […]