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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.
Saturday July 11 9:30am Bird Feather Identification Workshop. San Antonio Zoo. Taught by Dave Scott, feather expert and co-author of Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species. $40. To register, visit: www.sazoo.org Click on the “Education” tab and then on the “Teachers and Schools” link. Scroll down to “Teacher Workshops”.
July 24 Teaming with Wildlife Eco-Summit Hardberger Park. Website for registration & information: http://www.teamingtxwildlife.com/index.php/get-informed
Tuesday July 28 6:30pm The Natural History of Milkweeds Milkweeds represent one of the more unique groups of wildflowers in Texas. Join TPWD’s Craig Hensley for a look at the characteristics and diversity of milkweeds in Texas with a focus on the Hill Country. You’ll also learn about their relationship to monarchs and queens and the host of other insects that utilize these plants.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.
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.
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/
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