Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center is hosting the National Audubon Society's 2018 Photography Awards Winners Traveling Exhibit for the month of July. The photography display, which celebrates the splendor of many bird species protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), will be on display in the Nature Center Exhibit Hall through the end of July, with a reception on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Light refreshments will be served at the event, which also features a free raffle drawing.
The traveling photography exhibit, brought to Clark County Wetlands Park courtesy of the Red Rock Audubon Society, features 12 stunning photographs that won awards in the organization's 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Show based on technical quality, originality and artistic merit. The winning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by amateur, professional and youth photographers from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 10 Canadian provinces.
The photographs can be viewed in the Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center Exhibit Hall daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 31. There is no admission fee.
As one of the largest urban wetlands in the Southwest, Clark County Wetlands Park is mostly undeveloped and shaped by urban water runoff and reclaimed water that flows through the Las Vegas Wash and into Lake Mead. More than 300 species of birds and 70 species of mammals and reptiles have been spotted in the park including beavers, coyotes, bobcats and snakes. The park offers a variety of discovery walks, story times, volunteer opportunities and other activities through the fall and winter months that the public can learn about on Clark County's website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov by visiting the Wetlands Park pages of Clark County's Parks and Recreation Department.
Those wanting more information about the exhibit can call Wetlands Park at (702) 455-7522 or visit www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/wetlandspark. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.