by | May 8, 2023

Programs on the Porch is back with its wildlife edition, featuring local wildlife professionals presenting information on a variety of species. These presentations will be showcased every Friday night from May 19 through June 23 from the porch of the historic Bowers Mansion.

WHAT: Programs on the Porch at Bowers Mansion.

WHEN: Presentations start every Friday at 7 p.m., from May 19 – June 23.

WHERE: Bowers Mansion at 4005 US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV (Washoe Valley).

DETAILS: This presentation series is free, however donations are accepted for the presenters. Bringing a blanket or low back chair is recommended.

Programs on the Porch presentation schedule:

  • May 19 – Birds of Prey with Marie Gaspari (LIVE Birds)
  • May 26 – Bears with NDOW
  • June 2 – Snakes with the UNR Biology Dept. (LIVE Snakes)
  • June 9 – Bats with Carson Creature Catchers
  • June 16 – Bees with the No. NV Beekeepers Association (LIVE Bees)
  • June 23 – Bobcats & Mountain Lions with NDOW

“We are excited to continue offering this opportunity for the public to come out and enjoy these wonderful outdoor presentations within the iconic, historical setting of Bowers Mansion,” Park Ranger Nick Steuer said.

Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley is open for tours on weekends during the summer. For more information, call 775-849-0201 or visit

Bowers Mansion Regional Park is located at 4005 Old US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV (21 miles south of Reno).

This park is managed by Washoe County, through its Community Services Department. The Department strives to provide exceptional parks, open space and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources.