John A. Duerk


Wednesday night marked another enjoyable outing at Centennial Park, which is on the northeastern edge of Carson City. Just as I pulled into the empty parking lot around 10 pm, I caught a glimpse of my first Great Basin rattlesnake comfortably resting on the asphalt that’s adjacent to the tennis courts. As you can imagine, I couldn’t wait to grab my camera and jump out of the Forester. When I walked over,… Read More

John A. Duerk, Ph.D., ___ West _____ Street, Carson City, NV 89703 July 23, 2020 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski, City Hall, 201 North Carson Street, Suite 2, Carson City, NV 89701 RE: Illegal Dumping on Goni Road Dear Supervisor Bonkowski: My name is Dr. John A. Duerk and I live at ___ West _____ Street. The reason for my letter is that I’m deeply concerned about the illegal dumping that has occurred on… Read More

If the desert is home, then scorpions are among my favorite neighbors along with other wildlife such as mustangs. Last night marked the end of my seven year hiatus from ‘scorpion hunting’ as I spent a couple hours scanning the ground with my new black light at Centennial Park. To qualify, ‘hunting’ only involves finding and photographing them in their habitat and never causing them any harm. Prior to this outing, I… Read More