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Wed. Aug. 12 6pm-Midnight Supper & Shooting Stars! San Antonio Audubon Field Trip Bexar Audubon Members Welcome! Join Niki Lake and Georgina Schwartz at Government Canyon State Natural Area for an evening of stargazing. We will be looking for meteorites on the very evening that the Perseids are at their peak. Bring your supper and lawn chairs. You can even cook out in the day use area. You may leave at any time but must be out by midnight. If it's cloudy, Niki promises us a program of interest. Contact her at 512/667-0786 or Georgina at 210/342-2073. Entrance fees will be waived for us. Gate will be open from 6:00 to 6:45 PM.
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-8pm. Sustainable Sites: Water Conservation, Stormwater Management, and Smart Development Heather Venhaus is an accomplished landscape architect in Austin, TX and will be speaking about sustainable site design and landscape restoration, San Antonio style. She is the author of Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes and a contributing author to The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes. Free at EcoCentro, 1802 N. Main
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 pm Please join us at the San Antonio Herb Society October meeting. Brian Gordon from Roots of Change Community Garden will be presenting Hugelkultur, a German gardening method of layering of mounds for an ideal biosphere for organisms and a base for seedlings and seeds. Meeting will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave. Free and open to the public. 210-826-6860 or email@example.com.
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9 a.m.-noon Bexar Roots Semi-Annual Native Plant Sale Phil Hardberger Park East 13203 Blanco Rd. (north end of parking lot in front of restroom & offices) Find your favorite Texas native plants, grasses, shrubs and trees, many not readily available in nurseries. See a list of plants at the NPSOT website. Affordable prices: One-gallon pots $8 or less; 4” pots $2-$3; credit & debit cards accepted. Texas Invaders will provide information on non-native, invasive plants and the harm they cause Native tree expert and City Forester Ross Hosea will help you choose the best tree for your yard and answer your questions.
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30pm: Propagation of Native Hill County Plants and Their Use in Permaculture Gardens Ernest Carino and Ysmael Espinoza of Medina Garden Nursery will talk to us (Native Plant Society) about how to propagate some of the more uncommon plants of the Texas Hill Country and how to use them in gardens that are based on permaculture design principles. You may visit the nursery's website at: http://medinagardennursery.com/ 6:30 pm – Native plant/seed exchange & social time 7:00 pm – Program. Lions Field Adult Center 2809 Broadway (at Mulberry, by Brackenridge Park) Map to Lions Field Adult Center: click here.
Saturday Oct. 24 Green Spaces Alliance HarvestBlitz, This event welcomes everyone, and promises to bring you palatable joy! It will include: Unveiling of the newest Harvest Station Local food tastings courtesy of the Chef Cooperative Homemade herbal sorbet Expert advice on how to harvest and cure sweet potatoes and how to harvest and use pomegranates An exploration of food miles and the abundant varieties grown locally, and An assortment of flavored popcorn to nibble during the movie. Featured film "Growing Cities", which will begin at dusk. View the trailer! The event is 5:30pm to 9:00pm but you are welcome to drop in anytime. We highly encourage you to bring your friends and family! There will be activities for all ages and plenty of time to socialize. We ask that everyone please register in advance, so that we can be sure to have enough supplies and food. From 5:30PM to 9:00PM River Road Community Garden 780 E. Huisache, San Antonio 78212 Please Register Here!
Thursday, November 5, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Native Landscape Certification Program Register Now for Fall 2015 Level 1 Class. The Native Landscape Certification Program is a series of courses that teaches best practices for native plant landscape and habitat preservation. Targeted audiences are homeowners, native plant enthusiasts, landscape architects, architects, landscape designers and nurserymen, Master Naturalists, teachers, citizens, Master Gardeners, engineers, and more. The program, initially developed in San Antonio, has been adopted by NPSOT’s state board to expand the program throughout the state and to develop advanced levels of the class. To register and for further information: Go to: http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp. Click on the "Register" link to the right of the November 5 San Antonio entry. Registration Questions? E-mail Meg Inglis, NLCP State Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512 589-1316 Location and Class-Specific Questions? E-mail Joan Miller at email@example.com or call 210-732-7138
Nov. 13-15 TXSER 2015 Annual Conference: Celebrating 20 years of Ecological Restoration in Texas The 2015 annual conference of the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration will be held in San Antonio on the campus of Trinity University. For updates on field trips & program information, visit: http://chapter.ser.org/texas/2015-txser-conference/
Sat, Nov. 14 6:-8:30pm Eisenhower Park Star Party What's to see in the crisp, clear autumn skies? Observe the night skies with the San Antonio Astronomical Association and learn about the planets and the moon. Fun for families of all ages! During inclement weather, be sure to check the calendar as this program may be cancelled. RSVP required. Suggested donation: $3.00 per child, $6.00 per family. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 210-207- 3782.
Sunday, December 6th 8:30 AM. - Bexar Audubon Field Trip-- Take a Hike on the new Friedrich Park Trails. We'll explore the park looking for birds, plants and more! Enjoy fall color in this beautiful Natural Area. For details, contact Patty at 210-837- 0577 or email@example.com.
Sat, Dec. 12 10-11:00am Friedrich Wilderness Park Animal Friends Do you have any animal friends? Meet Tom Kinsey, Master Naturalist and animal lover and explore some of the living things around us and learn what makes them special. There will be live animals to observe, examine, and touch. Perhaps you can make some new animal friends? RSVP required. Suggested donation: $3.00 per child, $6.00 per family. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 210-207- 3782.
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).
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk every 2nd Saturday. Meet leader Georgina Schwartz in the parking lot near the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool at 246 Viesca Street in San Antonio. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them (she will have some if you do not). Wear a hat and sunscreen, closed toe shoes and long pants. To get there: From the 5900 block of Broadway, turn west on Ogden Street and drive to the stop sign at Greeley Street. You’ll see the sign to the Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca, then into the parking lot on the left. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. For more information contact Georgina (210/342-2073).
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
Government 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. 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