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March 22 11am-1pm BAS Shorebird Field Trip. Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Confirm attendance at agarita@me.com. Bring a lunch for afterwards if you like.

March 25 Texas Agricultural Land Trust:Savings Family Lands, designed for landowners and their advisors, will focus on how to individually tailor the voluntary conservation easement to meet a family's goals, and thus pass cherished lands down to future generations. Led by national conservation easement expert, attorney and author of the IRS conservation easement code, Stephen J. Small, the half-day seminar will include presentations on: the tax benefits of donated conservation easements filling requirements appraisals and valuation authority to donate oil and gas development, what is a land trust. Space is Limited! Learn from the Nation's leading expert on Conservation Easements. Reserve Your Seat TODAY! Pearl Studio, San Antonio.

Thursday, April 2  7:00 PM Polo Field Golf Center/The First Tee 915 E. Mulberry Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report: 314 Species on the Brink Iliana Pena, Audubon Texas Director of Conservation will introduce us to the National Audubon Climate Change Report—a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. Audubon scientists used three decades of citizen-scientist observations from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and the North American Breeding Bird Survey to define the “climatic suitability” for each bird species—the range of temperatures, precipitation and seasonal changes each species needs to survive. Then, using internationally recognized greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, they mapped where each bird’s ideal climatic range may be found in the future as the climate changes. These maps serve as guides to how each bird’s current range could expand, contract or shift across three future time

Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9am to noon, the San Antonio chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) will be holding a plant sale/educational event at the north end of the parking lot (near the restroom/office building) at Phil Hardberger East (13203 Blanco Road). http://tinyurl.com/plantsale15

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: The Exceptionally High Value of the Much Maligned Hackberry Don Ewers, Master Naturalist and NPSOT member, is this month's speaker. The hackberry tree presents several problems, particularly in an urban environment, that have given it a negative repuation as a "weed" or "trash" tree. However, the hackberry serves as one of the most environmentally valuable trees, especially here in South Texas. The numerous essential environmental benefits of the hackberry will be discussed in this presentation. Time permitting, at the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for further discussion of the hackberry, other trees with a similar reputation such as the honey mesquite, and other plants about which there may be questions. 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: http://tinyurl.com/LionsField-SA

 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: mlac@audubon.org
(210) 628-1639 or
www.mitchelllakeaudubon.org

 

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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: saaudubon.org

 

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. www.cibolo.org

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: 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