Bexar Audubon Society Field Trips

Thursday, March 21, 8:00 AM
Golden-cheeked Warbler Walk
Meet in the parking lot at Friedrich Wilderness Park, 21395 Milsa Drive. Wendy Leonard, Nature Preserve Officer, City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Natural Areas, will lead us. For details and to RSVP, contact Sherie Gee at slgee18@yahoo.com or 210/367-1625.  


Friday, April 19, 8:00 AM
Birding Lost Maples State Natural Area
Leader: Richard Redmond of Bandera, TX. Meet at the park at 8:00 AM or carpool from the San Antonio Park & Ride at I-10 & 1604. A great time for spring migrants! Bring a picnic lunch. For details and sign up, email Patty at outings@bexaraudubon.org or call 210/837-0577.  


Saturday, April 20, 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 floxsom@trinity.edu or 860-455-3422 (text or call).


Friday, April 26, 8:30 AM
Walk & Bioblitz for City Nature Challenge
Meet at Crownridge Canyon Natural Area, 7222 Luskey Blvd. We’ll take a walk and document what we see in the park (birds, plants, insects and more), contributing to community science for Earth Week. For details and sign up, email outings@bexaraudubon.org or call Sherie at 210/367-1625. 


Monday, April 29, 8:00 AM
Avenue A Bird Walk
Leader: Lora Reynolds. Meet at the parking area on Red Oak just off of Mulberry Avenue in Brackenridge Park. We’ll stroll along the SA River looking for resident and migratory birds (and whatever else we see)! Since this is still Nature Challenge Week, those wishing to may also document plants, insects and more. For questions and to sign up, email outings@bexaraudubon.org or call 210/837-0577.  


Friday, May 17, 8:00 AM
Chaparral Wildlife Management Area
The Chaparral WMA is owned by TPWD and encompasses 15,200 acres of South TX brush country in La Salle and Dimmit Counties near Cotulla, approximately 100 miles southwest of San Antonio. This site manages for diversity of habitat and conducts research on the Texas tortoise, Texas horned lizard and indigo snakes, as well as some game animals. Birds recorded include Greater Roadrunners, Hooded Orioles, Great Horned Owls and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. Carpooling will be an option. For more information, please contact Chris Olstead at chrisolstead@hotmail.com.