Verdi Library and Nature Center

Verdi Tank MuralThe nature center highlights the uniqueness of the transitional wildlife habitat between the mountains and the desert.  Activities at the Verdi center include identifying tracks that encircle the library and wildlife classroom, walking down the half mile loop trail while looking for deer and quail and identifying plants.

Nature Trail Information

The Verdi Nature Trail is a one-half-mile hike through varying habitats. In this spot, where the Great Basin meets the Sierra Nevada, you can easily see the riparian habitat, upland habitat, and the desert –mountain habitats contrasting against the mountain shadow. This is a unique and exhilarating experience for students and adults alike.

  • Verdi Nature Trail Information
    Outside, the Verdi Nature Trail activities include wildlife habitat studies and track identification. Print or download the map and interpretive guide


The Verdi Community Library and Wildlife Education Center is located in Verdi at 270 Bridge Street, behind the Verdi Elementary School, about 12 miles west of Reno, Nevada.


Travel on I 80 west to Exit 5 Verdi. Follow old Highway 40 from the ramp for 2.2 miles, make a right turn at Bridge Street, and pass the Verdi Elementary School on the right. The Verdi Community Library and Wildlife Education Center parking lot is located on the right at 270 Bridge Street.


The Verdi Nature Trail is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.  The Wildlife Classroom is open when programs are scheduled for it. To schedule an educational program, please contact the regional wildlife coordinator, Tricia Dutcher, at or 775-334-3808.