Bristlecone

Wintering Tundra Swans

Wintering Tundra Swans Contributed by Lois Ports for Bristlecone Audubon Chapter  On wintry days, flocks of North America’s most numerous swan gather on lakes, reservoirs and estuaries. They are known to stopover at Southfork Reservoir and the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. During flight there is a characteristic whistling in […]

Bristlecone Pine Tree

Nevada’s Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees

Nevada’s Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees Contributed by Lois Ports for Bristlecone Audubon Chapter with photographs by Gretchen Baker.  Nevada designated the bristlecone pine as an official state tree in 1987 (single-leaf piñon was the first tree symbol of Nevada, adopted in 1953). Bristlecone pine trees are considered the oldest non-clonal […]

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Small but Mighty

Bristlecone Audubon Small but Mighty Contributed by Lois Ports for Bristlecone Audubon We have made it through the long cold days of winter and soon the vernal equinox will be here (March 19). With it comes thoughts of warmer temperatures and longer amounts of daylight. Three of our smallest birds […]