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Sept 4 7pm The Hog Island Experience: An Amazing Week for Nature Enthusiasts Young and Young at Heart By Madeleine McDonald and Craig Hensley. San Antonio Young Birder Madeleine McDonald and Texas Parks & Wildlife interpreter and bird bander Craig Hensley will share stories and photos from their fantastic birding and other adventures during the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Madeleine attended the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens camp the summer of 2013—as soon as she was eligible; Craig attended the Field Ornithology camp this June. Their stories will inspire all of us and may inspire some to travel to Hog Island in the future to “catch the magic”of the island. At the First Tee, Polo Field Golf Center 915 E. Mulberry. Click here for Map!
Sept. 19 Deadline for reservations for free showing of The Lost Bird Project & tribute to Martha, the last passenger pigeon. See Home page for details.
Sept. 26-28 16th Annual Celebration of Flight Corpus/Christi Hawk Watch Hazel Bazemore County Park in Corpus Christi: www.ccbirding.com
Oct. 4 10a-3p Solar Fest Solar San Antonio invites the community to its free, annual Solar Fest at the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro Building, located at 1802 North Main, to learn about solar energy and living green. Visitors can also take home a free tree, enjoy the HEB-sponsored Kid’s Zone, and grab some food from the CPS Energy Food Truck Alley. www.solarsanantonio.org
Oct. 16 6:30 pm BAS Program: Peregrine! with TPWD Wildlife Biologist Matt Reidy. Join us as Texas Parks & Wildlife Biologist and Falconer Matt Reidy shares his knowledge of this awesome aerialist and hunter of the sky. Learn the peregrine’s natural history, adaptations for survival, why this species was threatened, conservation efforts for its recovery, and hope for the future. Matt will also discuss falconry (& might bring a peregrine to the meeting!) Free & Open to the public.6:30pm at TriPoint (corner of 281 & N. St. Mary's, click for map)
Oct. 18 9a-4p Hoot & Harvest Festival Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. The 10th Annual Hoot & Harvest Festival is a FREE community event that features a day of fun-filled and family-friendly activities that will entertain, engage, and educate everyone about the wondrous world of nature. Join us for hayride tours, local art & craft exhibits, native plant sale, LIVE bird presentations, butterfly walks in the garden, nature & conservation exhibits, games & crafts for kids, and more! mitchelllake.audubon.org
Oct. 28 Deadline for San Antonio/Bexar Audubon Annual Dinner reservations. See Home page for details.
Nov. 15 8-10am Birding by Ear Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Back by popular demand, come and join Jason "the Birdnerd" St. Sauver for a fun-filled morning listening and learning from the birds. Jason will lead both instruction and a bird walk that will help birders of all levels add to their skills by learning to recognize many bird songs, chips, and calls. Trained in the forests of New England, St. Sauver will help train your ears to hear and differentiate between many of the native Texas birds species as well as wintering and migratory species in a fun and informal setting. Fees: $15/participant, $10/MLAC Members Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 210- 628-1639
No reservation necessary!
Weekly Birding Birding tours are $8 per person for non-members, $3 for MLAC members. No reservation necessary (*NOTE: Tour start times are back to 8am starting in September!)
Every 2nd Tuesday morning of the month at 8 am
Every 1st Sunday morning of the month at 8 am
Every 2nd Sunday morning of the month at 8 am
Every 3rd Sunday morning of the month at 8 am
Bird count/survey: Every 4th Sat. of the month, 8 am
MLAC is located at 10750 Pleasanton Road. Take the Moursund Road exit from Loop 410. Head South approx. one mile and the gate is on your left (east).
San Antonio Audubon Society--lots of birding field trips, and the best list of birding locations in our area! Download their latest newsletter to get upcoming field trip information: saaudubon.org
Cibolo Nature Center - Boerne. www.cibolo.org
Check this page often. First Saturday Walks and Second Saturday programs of the San Antonio Natural Areas are subject to change. Call (210) 207-3111 for Hardberger Park and Medina River Natural Area programs, and (210) 207-5320 for all other programs. Watch for flyers posted in the parks, in various media and newsletters. Reservations are recommended.
First Saturday Walks and Second Saturday Programs are sponsored by San Antonio Natural Area Parks &Bexar Audubon Society.
For even MORE outdoors and environmentally related activities:
San Antonio Audubon Society--lots of birding field trips, download their latest newsletter to get a complete listing: saaudubon.org
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center: mitchelllakeaudubon.org
Government Canyon State Natural Area: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/government_canyon/#act
San Antonio Natural Areas: sanaturalareas.org
Cibolo Nature Center--in Boerne: cibolo.org
Sierra Club, Alamo Chapter: outings page here: http://texas.sierraclub.org/alamo/Outings.htm
Consider becoming a Master Naturalist! Alamo Master Naturalist Chapter