April kicks off the reemergence of desert reptiles. Among the easier species to spot are side-blotched lizards, zebra tails, yellow-backed spiny lizards, and chuckwallas.
Natalie Burt, a former news reporter at the Review-Journal for 11 years, spends as much of her free time as possible enjoying Southern Nevada’s outdoors. She’s now a teacher and has lived in Henderson for 17 years.
For wildflower chasers, March, April and May mean bursts of magnificent color from seemingly mundane plants in the Mojave Desert.
Southern Utah ski resorts offer skiers and snowboarders a frosted February wonderland with picture-perfect panoramas of surrounding forests and mountains.
A sense of adventure and plenty of hiking sensibility are what’s needed for Late Night Trailhead, where manageable and meandering trails sprawl into the Las Vegas outback.
Southern Nevada’s favorable fall weather translates into good times in outdoor spaces that have fire in their names.
An off-the-beaten fall foliage circuit is Kyle Canyon’s Acastus Trail, which offers the chance to spot Gambel oak leaves changing from greens to reds, golds and browns.
Hiking opportunities on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe are plentiful, varied and often come with stunning views of Big Blue.
Summer in Cedar City lets you pair Shakespeare’s plays with plenty of walking and hiking opportunities in the cooler mountain air.
Spectacular vistas, wildlife sightings and tranquil settings make for a perfect vacation spot.
A two-hour drive from Las Vegas, Hualapai Mountain Park also features cozy cabins for getting away from it all.
Flashes of spring color can be spotted now at Corn Creek in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, where vibrant winged visitors might include the blue grosbeak, Townsend’s warbler and summer tanager.
More than 50 bills were introduced Monday as lawmakers waived a deadline for them to submit bills for consideration.
Sunset Park is a hospitable spot for critters in an otherwise harsh environment, and an open-air escape for people that nurtures an appreciation of wildlife and history.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal spot to enjoy a winter’s day outside, especially when winds are light and the sun is bright.
Day trip to this wildlife refuge includes the chance to see endangered fish in its natural habitat.