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I was absolutely amazed at the Clark County Wetlands Preserve. Key had discovered this place last year and invited us to go with him.
The Visitor’s Center is brand new – in fact it wasn’t finished when Key was here last year. It is definitely hands on and I had a great time checking everything out.
One really interesting fact I learned is that when the old casinos are imploded, the rubble is used to reinforce the banks of the Las Vegas Wash. It was nice to learn they do recycle.
We walked around only a very small part of the wetlands. The park is 2,900 acres of water, trails, and trees along the Las Vegas Wash. It’s home to more than 200 species of birds and 70 species of mammals and reptiles. It features more than 13 miles of trails.
We did the loop around Vern’s Pond. There are beavers and coyotes wandering through these wetlands but we weren’t lucky enough to see any of them.
We did get to see a couple of “wild” animals.
Look at the markings on this bunnies’ face.
At the pond we got to see a few birds. Not being a bird person, someone is going to have to identify them for me.
This beauty came out of the reeds on the other side of the pond. He was fishing but I didn’t succeed in getting a picture of him with his head under water.
I do know that this one is a Mallard.
This is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert and if you come to Las Vegas, you really need to spend some time exploring this preserve.
We are staying at the Road Runner RV Park which is where we always stay when we come to town. We fit in one of the shorter sites and it was $16 for the first three nights and then $20 a night. They offer a weekly rate of $89 for the smaller sites.