Winter Family Nature Days at Galena Creek

Galena CreekBirds are amazing, beautiful creatures. Their elegant plumage, lovely song, and graceful flight make them welcome in nearly any garden. The first of the Winter Family Nature Days series at Galena Creek Visitor Center will look at some of the astounding adaptations and behaviors of birds and ways to help local bird populations.


Bring the whole family to Galena Creek Visitor Center to help us kick off the first event in our Winter Family Nature Days series! A staff naturalist will be discussing some of the fascinating abilities of birds and how to boost birds in your backyard. After the talk, visitor center staff will guide you as you create your own pine cone bird feeder, and be available to answer questions on bird adaptations, behavior and local species. While you’re here, you may also want to take in our new exhibits, do a bit of shopping at our gift store, or go for a quick snow stroll on our nature trail.


This event is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Supplies for bird feeders will be provided. For more information, please call (775) 849-4948 or email

Stefanie Givens

The Galena Creek Visitor Center is managed by Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. Great Basin Institute operates the Visitor Center, provides volunteers and staff, and offers educational programming for visitors of all ages. The mission of the GCVC is to encourage understanding, appreciation and appropriate use of the natural, cultural and historical resources of the Galena Canyon Area and the Mount Rose Scenic Byway.  To learn more about the Visitor Center, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and more, please call the number below or visit our website at Beginning October 15th, through April 30th, the Galena Creek Visitor Center is open Friday – Sunday from 9am – 4pm.  (775) 849-4948.

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