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Monday June 1 6pm Mayor Candidates forum on Clean Air, Clean Water. Environmental Defense Fund is joining several local environmental groups to host an intimate Q&A with San Antonio’s mayoral candidates that will focus on local air quality, water, and sustainability issues. These back-to-back sessions will be moderated by Peter Bella, a leading authority on local air quality and former natural resource director of the Alamo Area Council of Governments. The event also features a meet-and-greet where audience members will have the opportunity to talk directly to the candidates about these and other issues.
• 6 p.m. – Leticia Van de Putte
• 7 p.m. – Ivy Taylor
WHERE: Trinity University/Fiesta Room in Coates University Center (Not Coates Library) Click here for a downloadable map.

Thursday, June 4, 7 PM @ The San Antonio ZooRara 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! See our home page for more information.

Saturday, June 9th, 10am Land Heritage Institute "One Land - Many Hands" Spanish San Antonio: The people and the land of the 18th century. A talk by Dr. Amy Porter Associate Professor of History Texas A&M University at San Antonio An overview of Spanish settlement of south Texas as well as just south of the villa along the Medina River; Particular attention paid to economic enterprises as well as land uses to include ranching and use of resources. Made possible in part by support from the Texas Commisson for the Arts. FINE FOR FAMILIES Program starts at 10 am. Gates open from 9 am - 4 pm for Horseback riders, hikers, birders and mountain bikers. All trails except "Skyline & Longhorn" will be open. Donation of $3 person or $5 per family requested. Horseback riders $10 per rider with Coggins Test. Located on Neal Road between Applewhite Rd. and Pleasanton/Moursund Roads.

Thursday, June 11 6:30pm Please join us at the San Antonio Herb Society June meeting. The Herb Society has a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that encompass most uses for herbs. This meeting will allow each of these SIGs to talk about and present what they love and do best. Please come and learn what we do. At the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30pm The Science behind Composting Neil Kaufman, recent graduate of Texas State University, NPSOT-SA member, and Master Composter instructor in San Marcos, will present an introduction to the science behind composting, including how you can use this science to customize your compost for different applications. 6:30 pm – Native plant/seed exchange & social time 7:00 pm – Program Lions Field Adult Center 2809 Broadway (at Mulberry, by Brackenridge Park) click for map.

 Mitchell Lake Monthly Birding Tours

No reservation necessary!

Weekly Birding Birding tours are $8 per person for non-members, free 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

1st four Sunday mornings of the month at 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).

For more information:
(210) 628-1639 or


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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:


TX Parks & Wildlife logoGovernment Canyon State Natural Area Please click here to visit the GCSNA Calendar!     Map & Directions click here!   Friends of Govt. Canyon Events Calendar Click Here!

Guadalupe River State Park (click for website)






Cibolo Nature Center - Boerne.

2014 San Antonio Natural Areas Events & Programs

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:

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center:

Government Canyon State Natural Area:

San Antonio Natural Areas:

Cibolo Nature Center--in Boerne:

Sierra Club, Alamo Chapter: outings page here:

Consider becoming a Master Naturalist! Alamo Master Naturalist Chapter