When our world begins to show signs of spring, most of us think of warm, delightfully sunny days. There is also the less appealing aspect of spring, one that can be a big problem especially after a rainy winter, like the one we just experienced.
Last year I volunteered to initiate a study of pollinating insects at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. That is when I first discovered the fascinating world of bees. Having been a beekeeper for many years, I loved working with honeybees, but studying pollinators opened my eyes to many more kinds of bees than I knew existed.
He was told to hop on the helicopter and he would be taken to the trail to be cleared. The seat was a very slick material and he couldn’t figure out how to fasten the seat bel. There were no doors. The pilot had a Mad Magazine cartoon on the back of his helmet and the sides of the helicopter were so thin you could push a bayonet through them! Plus, you sat on your helmet for added protection.
The Lost City Museum invited adults to come play in their sand box on Saturday as part of an Archeological Excavation Class. This month is Archeologist Awareness Month and the excavating class was held to celebrate this profession.
During the last week of April into the first week of May, I did a plant survey for a gypsum mining company off Lake Mead Road behind Sunrise Mountain. While there I found a small population of one of our most unusual desert plants, the Sticky Ringstem.