Owl release at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Wednesday, August 14

owl 225x300 Owl release at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Wednesday, August 14GENOA, Nev. – Join wildlife biologist, Jenni Jeffers, at Mormon Station State Historic Park for an owl release following a presentation on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m. Jeffers will show several live native owls as she discusses the life cycle of owls, their habits, habitats and how the public can help in their conservation. The photo to the left is Jenni Jeffers with a Northern Saw-Whet owl that will be released at the end of the event.

Bring the family and a picnic dinner to enjoy the presentation and take advantage of this opportunity to see these spectacular nocturnal birds up close! No photographs or dogs are allowed.

 WHAT: Owl Release

 WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 WHERE: Outside, in the group pavilion area of the park.MormonStationStateHistoricPark inGenoa is a 20 minute drive fromCarson City viaU.S Highway 395, and is 20 minutes fromSouth Lake Tahoe via state Route 207 andFoothill Road. Genoa is an hour south ofReno via U.S. Highway 395. 

 COST: The program is free. 

 CONTACT: For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.

 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.