Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

Birds of Torino Ranch in Lovell Canyon 2007 Inventory

Praire Falcon
Northern Harrier
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Broad Winged Hawkyc
Cooper’s Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Rough Legged Hawk
Red-Tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Mallard Ducks
Wood Ducks
Mourning Dove
Lesser Scaup
White Throated Swift
Band Tailed Pigeon
Annas Hummingbird
Broad Tailed Hummingbird
Red Shafted Northern Flicker
Western Wood Pewee
Dusky Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Western Flycatcher
Says Phoebe
Black Phoebe
Cassins Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Violet Green Swallow
Scrub Jay
Pinon Jay
Common Ravel
Mountain Chickadee
Plain Titmouse
Pine Siskin
Townsend’s Solitaire
White Breasted Nuthatch
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Rock Wren
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Loggerhead Shrike
Gray Vireo
Solitary Vireo
Warbing Vireo
Western Screech Owl
Turkey Vulture
Orange Crown Warbler
Grace’s Warbler
Mac Gilliuray’s Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Audobon’s (Yellow Rumped) Warbler
Black Throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Evening Grosbeak
Western Tanager
Black Headed Grosbeak
American Redstart
Lazuli Bunting
Green Tailed Towhee
Rufous Sided (Spotted) Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Black Throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White Crowned Sparrow
Dark Eyed Junco
Brown Headed Cowbird
Red Crossbill
Northern (Bullock’s) Oriole
Scott’s Oriole
Cassins Finch
Costas Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Rock Dove
Hermit Thrush
Clark’s Nutcracker
Stellar’s Jay
House Wren
Brown Creeper
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Mammals of Torino Ranch in Lovell Canyon 2007 Inventory

Bewick’s Wren
Mountain Bluebird
Downy Woodpecker
Common Nighthawk
Hairy Woodpecker
Phaino Pepla
Lewis Woodpecker
Williamsons Sapsucker
Red-Naped Sapsucker
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Long Eared Owl
Great Horned Owl
Sage Thrush
Western Meadowlark
Big Brown Bat
Blacktailed Jackrabbit
Deer Mouse
Gray Fox
Mule Deer
Ring-Tailed (Civet) Cat
Rock Squirrel
White Tailed Antelope Squirrel
Desert Wood Rat
Desert Cottontail
Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
Kangaroo Rat
Least Chipmunk
Charleston Mountain (Palmer’s) Chipmunk
Long Tailed Weasel

Insects and Reptile of Torino Ranch in Lovell Canyon 2007 Inventory

Kit Fox
Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly
White Checkered Skipper Butterfly
California Sister Admiral Butterfly
Azure Blue Butterfly
California Kingsnake
Common Collared Lizard
Great Basin Rattlesnake
Sagebrush Lizard
Bull Frog

Native Vegetation of Torino Ranch in Lovell Canyon 2007 Inventory

Utah Juniper
Pinion Pine
Virgins Bower
Rabbit Brush
Curl Leaf Mount Mahogany
Virgin Bower White Clematis
Wild Rose
Plains Prickly Pear
Blue Banana Yucca
Rubber Rabbit Brush
Rabbit Run & Wallow
Utah Juniper
Skeleton Weed
Greenleaf Manzanita
Gambel Oak
Single Leaf Pinion Pine
Indian Paintbrush
Juniper Mistletoe
Flannel Mullein
Pointleaf Manzanita
Rocky Mountain Aster
Scarlet Gilia
Scarlet Columbine
Blazing Star

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Thanks Jennifer Ty for launching our April Earth Day Challenge! We love your post and what a clever way to replace grass with wild flowers!! Your yard looks like a green oasis! Keep on loving our planet 🌎!

We invite YOU to join the movement and post your own earth day challenge video! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍 💚

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An April Moment with the Founder
🌎🌿 Lovell Canyon Clean Up 🌿🌎

Join us, alongside Save Red Rock and our community friends, as we come together to remove litter from Lovell Canyon on Saturday, April 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. (Please ensure your arrival by noon, and feel free to depart whenever convenient).

Supplies including bags and gloves will be provided, along with refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Market. For your comfort and safety, we recommend wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes, as well as bringing along sun protection, a water bottle, etc.

Presented by Brett Torino Foundation
Sponsored by Centennial Subaru

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lovell Canyon

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for participation: 

Volunteer waivers will be available on-site for signature upon arrival. Please assemble at the Forest Service Kiosk located at the entrance to Lovell Canyon Road, off SR160. Check your confirmation email for additional instructions and details.

We hope to see you there!
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Earth Day is an annual event on April 22nd, dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental protection. First established in 1970, it now engages over 1 billion people in more than 193 countries, coordinated globally by Earthday.org. The official theme for 2024 is "Planet vs. Plastics."
At the heart of the Brett Torino Foundation lies the commitment to conserve precious lands like Lovell Canyon, nestled in the Spring Valley Mountain range just West of Las Vegas, NV. Through initiatives like the "Save Lovell Canyon" project launched in 2017, the canyon has become a haven for campers, hikers, bicyclists, and nature enthusiasts.
This April, we're extending the celebration of Earth Day throughout the month, and we want YOU to join us! 🎉 Let's show our planet some love by sharing ways we can make a difference and reduce our carbon footprint. 🌱
Here are some suggestions to get involved:

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-lovell-canyon-clean-up-tickets-861058999647

Or some other ‘go green’ ideas:

- 🌳 Plant trees and native plants to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, boost oxygen levels, and provide habitats for wildlife.
- 🐝 Support pollinators by creating habitats and avoiding harmful pesticides.
- 🚶‍♀️ Choose eco-friendly transportation options like walking, biking, or carpooling.
- 🥤 Say no to single-use plastics and opt for reusable water bottles and bags.
- 🌞 Embrace renewable energy sources such as solar power.
- ♻️ Recycle and compost to reduce waste and conserve resources.
But that's not all! 📸🎥 We want to see YOUR efforts in action! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍💚
Let's make every day Earth Day! 🌿✨ 
#CelebrateEarth #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlanetLove
🌟 Spotlight Alert! 🌟 Meet Abby, our February shining star! 🌟
Abby is the epitome of resilience and talent. 🎭 She recently received the prestigious BTF Scholarship through her dedication and hard work with Nevada Childhood Cancer. 🎗️ But that's just the beginning of her incredible journey!
Abby's love for the performing arts knows no bounds, and her performances are truly enchanting. 🎶 Her infectious smile and genuine warmth illuminate every room she enters. 💖
Let's give Abby a round of applause for her achievements and for being such an inspiration to us all! 👏 Keep shining bright, Abby! ✨ #Spotlight #BTFscholarship #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #Inspiration @nvccf
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Let's make today extra special by spreading joy throughout our communities! Whether it's lending a helping hand through volunteering, sharing a heartfelt compliment, or simply being there for someone in need, let's embrace the power of small acts. Together, we can make a big difference! 💖
Spread the love by sharing this post and inspiring others to join the kindness movement! Together, let's make the world a brighter place, one act of kindness at a time. #SpreadKindness #ShareTheLove #RandomActofKindnessDay #SpreadLove #Volunteer #KindnessMatters
💖 Happy Valentine's Day! 💖

Today, we celebrate love in all its forms. At Brett Torino Foundation, we believe in spreading love and making a positive difference in the world. And we know that YOU do too! 🌟

Tag someone you love and who shares your passion for giving back. Let's spread love, kindness, and generosity together! ❤️ #ValentinesDay #SpreadLove #GiveBack
A February Moment with the Founder
🌟 Exciting News! 🌟
Join us at Camp Cartwheel, a magical summer camp experience for children battling cancer! 🎗️ Happening June 19-22 at Torino Ranch, this is a chance for these brave kids to laugh, play, and create unforgettable memories.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! 📝 For children and volunteers - Deadline for applications is March 22nd.

Together with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (@nvccf), we're committed to bringing joy and hope. Let's make this summer one to remember! ☀️ Apply now at the NVCCF website. #CampCartwheel #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #SummerCamp2024 🏕️
🌟 We're thrilled to welcome Jessica "Jess" Anderson to the @nvccf team leading the Brett Torino Foundation Educational Services program. With a heart full of passion and dedication, she joins us ready to make a difference in the lives of our incredible children.  Jess has been a CCSD department head and teacher for five years and was recently honored as Teacher of the Year at her school. She has also volunteered at Camp Cartwheel for 12 years hosted at Torino Ranch. Let's give Jessica a warm welcome as we embark on this journey of success in education for our little superheroes! Together, we'll continue spreading hope, joy, and knowledge.🎗️ #Welcome #NewBeginnings #MakingADifference
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Today is #NationalTriviaDay and in honor of Moises "Bee Whisperer" at Torino Ranch - Do you know? 
Q: How do bees make honey? 🐝
A: Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars stored inside the honeycomb.
A December Moment with the Founder
🌟✨ Gratitude in Our Hearts, Joy in Our Souls! 🌟✨

#SeasonOfJoy #GratefulHearts #TogetherWeMakeADifference
Loving the warm holiday spirit @lvmpdfoundation  #shopwithacop event -  proud to be a first year sponsor.