Bexar Audubon Society Field Trips

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 AM
Government Canyon Dinosaur Footprints Hike
 Join leader Fred Loxsom to hike up the Joe Johnson trail into the heart of Government Canyon where we will view the 110 million-year-old dinosaur footprints and explore the geology, plants and birds. Meet at the Backcountry Trailhead (inside the park) by 8:00 AM. You will need to have a Texas State Parks Pass or pay a $6/person entrance fee. 
The park gate opens at 7:00 AM. The hike is about 5.7 miles round-trip and of moderate difficulty.  Bring plenty of water and refreshing snacks, and wear sturdy shoes for hiking on rocky terrain.  The round trip takes between 3 and 5 hours.  We will finish in time for lunch in the picnic area near park headquarters.  Contact Fred to RSVP and for further information at or 860-455-3422 (text or call).

Tongues, Toes & Tales of Texas Woodpeckers

Downy Woodpecker in the ball moss.  By Greg Pasztor
Downy Woodpecker in the ball moss. By Greg Pasztor

Thursday, February 21 ● 7:00 PM
San Antonio Zoo Education Center
Tongues, Toes & Tales of Texas Woodpeckers:
Anatomy & Adaptation

Presenter: Steve Shunk

Woodpeckers possess a suite of adaptations that makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world. Each species’ anatomy perfectly suits its unique lifestyle, with different woodpeckers possessing adaptations for aerial acrobatics, for drilling sap wells, or for extracting ants from underground burrows. Join North American woodpecker specialist Steve Shunk as we dive into the amazing world of woodpecker specialization. Steve is the author of the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America and leader of birding tours with Paradise Birding.

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Monarch Conservation Workshop

Friday, Feb 22, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monarch Conservation Workshop
“Train the Trainer”
at the San Antonio Zoo

The National Wildlife Federation is partnering with the Alamo Area Monarch Collaborative to train the next class of Monarch Conservation Advocates.
To bring back the monarchs, and to protect all pollinators, we need to spread the word, to talk to our neighbors, friends, and family about the importance of taking action to
conserve the monarch butterfly! Workshop participants learn biology, ecology, conservation and the basics of monarch habitat creation. You will leave the course with the knowledge and confidence to engage diverse groups to take action on behalf of the monarch butterfly. The fee is $60.00 and includes workshop materials, refreshments and lunch. For more info, contact Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón at