Monday, August 11, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Blue Damselflies of Soda Lake
At this time of year Soda Lake is invaded by dragonflies and damselflies. This year has been an especially wondrous year for Soda Lake. The damselfly population has exploded this year with blue damselflies in the millions. Like clouds of blue fairies they gather at the shoreline and rise into the air as you walk along the edge of the lake. As they make love in the tall grass mating pairs of damselflies form the shape of a heart. This must truly be where the idea for the symbol of love came from. As my dog Tigra plays along the water I cannot help but think of a time when I was young and innocent. And for a moment the troubles of the world melted away as I walked through the blue clouds of Soda Lake.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
On such a warm day even with Lake Lahontan only being half full boaters and fishermen alike are taking advantage of what little water there is. Even with water coming in from the Truckee River the lake is still not even half full. This is a service fee area. With the government racing service fees everywhere I can't really see too many people taking advantage of the lake unless they have the extra money to spend.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Welcome to Fallon Nevada
The Taylor Street fountain
- Did the American taxpayer get their monies worth when the city spent close to a quarter million dollars on fountains that you really can't get close enough to enjoy?
- If it was grant money, is it not still taxpayer dollars and why did the public not have any input as to how the money was to be spent or who got the contracts to build it?
- If it's designed to entice new business, does it give the false impression that Fallon has water to spare?
- With the city having trouble maintaining the parks that it has, how much money will go into maintaining these fountains?
- Could the money have been spent more wisely elsewhere, such as Laura Mills Park or Oaks Park which are in dire need of repair and upkeep?
Saturday, June 30, 2012
They do not offer day passes, only weekly or by the year. $40 per week and $90 per year. As to why they do not offer a day pass it is better to go thier web site above and read it for your self.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
Of all the places near Fallon, Nevada Stillwater is my favorite place to go. Just 18 miles east of Fallon is a place where you can find more wildlife than you can shake a stick at. The last mile is dirt road, but well maintained. Here you will find an elivated viewing area with wheelchair access, and restrooms.
- Plenty of drinking water.
- It is a marsh so plenty of bug spray.
- shade, like a big hat or umbrela.
- spotting scope, binoculars or camera with telephoto lens.
- cellphone in case of emergency
The larger animals and birds will try to maintain thier distance, but if you are patient and quite they will sometimes get quite close. Early morning is the best time as the animals like to avoid the heat as much as you do. Don't be in a hurry to get from point A to point B, many of the animal you come across will be unexpected. If you are moving to fast your likely to miss them all together.
|Tick infested jack rabbit|
Friday, June 1, 2012
Churchill County MuseumIn our latest quest for things to do in Fallon, Nevada, we vist the Churchill County Museum . One of the few things in life that is still free, but they do take donation. Of all the museums in the state of Nevada , the Churchill County Museum has always impressed me.
Churchill County's early history can be found in this Museum. It is visited by people from all over the world and includes periodic tours to outlying places such as hidden caves and downtown walking tours . Located at 1050 South Maine Street in Fallon, Nevada. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM closed Sunday and holidays. For further information you can visit http://www.ccmuseum.org/ or call 775-423 - 3677 to get current hours and information on events and tours.