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Thursday, April 16 6:30 PM

Free & Open to the public.6:30pm at TriPoint (corner of 281 & N. St. Mary's, click for map)

Bexar Audubon Program: Endangered Species golden-cheeked warbler photoin our Natural Areas -Golden-cheeked Warblers and More!

Presented by Wendy Leonard, Biologist with the City of S.A. Natural Areas

Join us to hear about research being conducted in San Antonio's Natural Areas on endangered birds, plants and more. Wendy will also discuss conservation efforts and restoration of habitat in these special areas of San Antonio. Wendy Leonard -has been with the City of San Antonio for exactly 10 years and a Park Naturalist for the Natural Areas for a little over 7 years. She received a BS in Wildlife Biology and Geography: Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University-San Marcos and a Master’s of Science in Biology with thesis in Plant Ecology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her thesis research focused on the factors limiting the growth and distribution of a rare Texas endemic wildflower. In the Natural Areas, she manages native plant communities, surveys and monitors rare and endangered species, and conducts research and restoration projects.

Free & Open to the public.6:30pm at TriPoint,corner of 281 & N. St. Mary's, click for map

 

Keep cats healthy! Keep them indoors. Visit the 'Cats Indoors' website to learn more.

cat killing bird

READ what the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has learned about feral cats in our state:

Ecological Impacts of Feral Cats

TPWD Feral Cat Briefing Paper

Feral & Free Ranging Cats - TWS Position Statement

Problems with Trap-Neuter-Release

Rabies in Humans and Wildlife

Toxoplasmosis in Feral Cats - Health Risks to Humans and Wildlife

 

 

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Events at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

For more information, please visit the website for Mitchell Lake Audubon Center: mitchelllake.audubon.org

 

 

 

Thursday, May 7, 7pm

Attention Educators & Everyone who leads nature hikes!

Niki Lake with student

Joint program with Bexar & San Antonio Audubon at The First Tee 7 PM -- NIki Lake, Park Ranger with Government Canyon State Natural Area will speak on her experiences at Hog Island Audubon Camp (Educator's Week) in Maine. NIki will share some fun tips on instilling the love of nature to kids and adults. Come learn how you can inspire some young and young at heart in your life! Niki will also get us ready and excited for International Migratory Bird Day!

portrait of John James Audubon

Rara Avis: John James Audubon and The Birds of America Directed by two-time Oscar nominee Al Reinert Produced by Cina Alexander and John Aldrich

San Antonio Area PREMIER SCREENING!

Thursday, June 4, 7 PM @ The San Antonio Zoo

Rara Avis is the authoritative documentary about the life and work of naturalist, artist, and dreamer, John James Audubon. The life and career of John James Audubon, author of The Birds of America, is a triumphant American story. He came to this country when it was young, explored it when it was raw, and made art that reminds us today of where and how we began. His legacy is timeless and his story rich with drama, romance, adventure, the lush beauty of the natural world, and the frail grace of the human spirit. There has never been a feature documentary film made about this remarkable man and his seminal work—an oversight its creators intended to correct in the manner he deserves. Rara Avis is an ambitious project that should inform and captivate viewers today just as Audubon’s paintings did when he unveiled them to the world. Just as The Birds of America created a sensation in the early 19th Century, this well-made film tells Audubon’s story, which still resonates two hundred years later. We are extremely grateful to Producer Cina Alexander for allowing San Antonio Audubon Society and Bexar Audubon Society to premier this documentary about the life and career of John James Audubon, which had its WORLD PREMIER March 25, 2015, at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C. And also thank SAAS Member Jana SAAS Board Member Greg Gibbons for initiating the contact with Ms. Alexander and the San Antonio Zoo for providing space for the screening large enough to accommodate all who wish to attend. The screening is FREE, but there is a suggested donation of $5, which will be contributed to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center to support its education and conservation programs. Ms. Alexander will attend the screening and will have DVDs of the documentary for sale. The documentary runs for 91 minutes.