Bats: Truth or Tales at Washoe Lake State Park on Saturday, August 3

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. –Bats are misunderstood animals. Learn what bats eat, where they live and why they are important for us from local bat expert Brian Buttazoni. You will also hear the sounds they make and see photos of bats from around the world.

WHAT: Bats: Truth or Tales

WHEN: Saturday, August 3 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at Washoe Lake State Park’s equestrian area pavilion.WashoeLakeState Park is 18 miles south ofReno and five miles north ofCarson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44) and park entrance is on the left.

WHO:  The event is open to the public.

COST:  There is no charge for the program, but there is a $ 7.00 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $ 2.00 discount.             

CONTACT: Contact Washoe Lake State Park staff at 775-687-4319 or via email at for further information.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.