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The truth about bats at Washoe Lake State Park


Mexican free-tailed bat,  photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Mexican free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis, is one of Nevada’s 23 bat species. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
NEVADA DIVISION OF STATE PARKS NEWS RELEASE WASHOE VALLEY – Bats are misunderstood animals. Learn what bats eat, where they live and why they are important from local bat expert Brian Buttazoni. Participants will also hear the sounds they make and see photos of bats from around the world.

Bats – Truth or Tales is Saturday, August 3, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Attendees meet at Washoe Lake State Park’s equestrian area pavilion. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395 and take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44); the park entrance is on the left. There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7 per vehicle entry fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Contact Washoe Lake State Park staff at 775-687-4319 or via email at [email protected] for further information.

For more information about Nevada’s bats, click here.

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.

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