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Thursday May 19 6:30pm Tri-Point (click for map)rufous-capped warbler photo by Bill Lindemann

American Wood Warblers:

Butterflies of the Bird World

by Bill Lindemann of Fredericksburg, TX

Most of the approximately 60 species of wood warblers found in the United States have been seen in Texas. These sprites of the bird world have been likened to butterflies because of their color and active behavior. Wood warblers, who occupy a diverse array of habits from swamps to deserts, are very popular quarry of avid birders. The presentation will be an overview of identification and behavior aspects, range, and habitat preferences of the Texas species, including migrants.

READ some of Bill's nature articles here: http://fredericksburgnaturecenter.com/bill-lindemanns-articles/

Speaker Bio: Native Texan from Gonzales County; attended University of Texas at Austin with two degrees in geology; employed by Exxon for 32 years as exploration geologist with worldwide experience in oil and gas, minerals, coal and synthetic fuels; avid birder for 50 years; weekly newspaper columnist on “Birding in the Hill Country” for 19 years; principal founder of the Fredericksburg Nature Center; twice president of Native Plant Society of Texas; former president of the Hill Country Land Trust; naturalist; frequent speaker around the state on various nature subjects.

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Throughout the month, customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support the programs of our community comprised of more than three dozen environmental organizations. These dollars will go directly to these organizations, benefitting both the Texas environment and economy.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Bexar County Bird Day
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with games, crafts, presentations and LIVE BIRDS.
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Bug Bonanza Day
Bugs aren't so bad! Come learn how important bugs are to our ecosystem while seeing them up close and personal. 10am-2pm
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la Guía de Campo de Aves de América del Norte en Español, Chipe Dorado photo by Mac Stone

Audubon.org ahora ofrece toda la Guía de Campo de Aves de América del Norte en Español, convirtiéndose en la primera guía de aves de este tipo, en línea, gratuita y en Español. No solo se tradujo la guía de aves, también tenemos contenido en español de la galardonada revista Audubon, noticias de las comunidades a través de la red de Audubon y de todo el mundo de las aves, y más.

Audubon.org is Now Bilingual! Audubon.org now offers the entire Field Guide to North American Birds in Spanish, making it the first online, free Spanish-language bird guide of its kind. Not only is the bird guide translated, there is also Spanish content from the award-winning Audubon magazine, news from communities across the Audubon network, and more.

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

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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