ELKO, Nev. –  April may be famous for showers that bring May Flowers, but at the California Interpretive Trail Center April events include birds of prey, mules, plants native to the Great Basin and Mountain Man Reenactor Owen Boyack. All events begin at 2:00 p.m. and are free and available for all ages.

  • April 3rd 2:00-3:00 pm- For the Kids: Mountain Man Show and TellJoin Reenactor Owen Boyack for a demonstration of what it was like to be a Mountain Man along the trail.
  • April 9th 2:00-3:00 pm- Birds of PreyJoin Joe Doucette, Conservation Educator with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, to meet and learn about Birds of Prey.
  • April 17th 2:00-3:00 pm- Meet a MuleAre mules really stubborn? What do they eat? Learn the answers to these questions and more from Kristine Dedolph and her mule.
  • April 23rd 2:00-3:00 pm- A Walk on the RangeJoin Natural Resource Specialist, Leah Garcia to learn about the plants that grow in the Great Basin and how they adapt to this unique environment.

For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center call (775) 738-1849. Visit the Trail Center online at  www.californiatrailcenter.org or on Facebook. The California Trail Interpretive Center is located eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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