May 11, 2018 Field Trip to Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Seven Sun City Summerlin Photography Club members (Dennis Filangeri, Kathy San Nicolas, Elvira Santiano, Carol Severy, Mark Stevens, Dale Kavula and Diane Frankenfield) visited Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs to photograph the scenery and wildlife there. Fortunately the triple-digit heat had passed and there was a lot of shade provided by the mature trees in the park, but it was quite windy.
We enjoyed the beauty of the grounds and lakes, as well as several peacocks in their “full regalia”, trying to impress the peahens. There were numerous Canadian geese roaming the park, and we spotted a white swan, ducks, pigeons and other birds.
There are many man-made burrows in the park created for the burrowing owls. We visited two of them, but saw no owls – they are more likely to emerge at dawn and dusk. These burrowing owls have had most of their native habitat in the valley destroyed with the expansion of sub-divisions of homes, so these man-made burrows are an attempt to provide shelter for the remaining owls.
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Our visit was short, but enjoyable. We hope you can join us for our next field trip to the Strip on June 19, 2018 for a ride on the High Roller to hopefully capture some stunning sunset images from an elevated perspective. Even if you have a fear of ferris wheels, this ride is very smooth and quiet – almost like floating in the air, and this vantage point is remarkable for a unique view of our Las Vegas Valley!