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Owl event set for Aug. 14 at Mormon Station in Genoa


Wildlife biologist Jenni Jeffers poses with a Flammulated owl in this handout photo.
Wildlife biologist Jenni Jeffers poses with a Flammulated owl in this handout photo.

GENOA — Join wildlife biologist Jenni Jeffers for an owl release and presentation on the creatures from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14 at Mormon Station Historic State Park.

Jeffers will show several live native owls as she discusses the animals’ life cycle, habits, habitats and how the public can help in their conservation. Bring the family and a picnic dinner to enjoy this free presentation. No dogs; photography not allowed.

The event will take place in the park’s pavilion area. Mormon Station is at the intersection of state Route 207 and Foothill Road in Genoa. Details: 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 with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.