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April 2019

Lake Austin Starlight Kayak Tour

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Jessica Hollis Park, 14100 Low Water Crossing Road
Austin, TX 78732 United States
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$44 – $50

Join REI's knowledgeable guides for a relaxing night paddle on the waters of Lake Austin and under the stars of a Texas Sky. A laser guided tour of key constellations and notable celestial objects makes this paddle a special evening experience. Learning how to spot common constellations will make you feel right at home the next time you gaze up at the sky after dark. This program is the perfect pairing of activity and viewing in the cool breeze of…

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Choke Canyon Bird Walk

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Choke Canyon State Park – Calliham Unit, P.O. Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007 United States
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Free – $5

Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park! Join our interpretive park ranger for a stroll along Choke Canyon State Park’s trails and lake edge. Watch and listen for common and rare birds found here in the winter and during migrations. You are welcomed to bring your own binoculars and bird identification book. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather! This walk takes place every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and…

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Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Free – $5

Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages. About 300 species of butterflies and about 100 species of dragonflies make South Texas their home, many of which are found nowhere else in North America. Binoculars, closed shoes and a hat are suggested for participants. Meet on the deck overlooking beautiful Ibis Pond just outside the Park Store. Checklists are provided. A knowledgeable guide will lead. Free with regular park…

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Jeop-Birdy!

April 19 @ 2:30 pm CDT
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Choke Canyon State Park – Calliham Unit, P.O. Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007 United States
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Free – $5

Join our Interpretive Ranger in this fun game to test your bird knowledge. Have you ever wanted to play on the Jeopardy game show? Well now's your chance with a little birding twist! This game is held every Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gymnasium and lasts 30 minutes to an hour. This program is free to park campers and day users. Park entrance fees are $5 per person (13 years and up).

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Spring 2019 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Saturday mornings, March 2nd through June 15th, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs, is an opportunity for children aged 7-16 to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.  Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers and can also earn…

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Outdoor Self-Reliance: Fire and Water

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71 West
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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$65 – $75

This class is focused on two essentials of self-reliance; creating fire and potable water. We will be using hands-on practical activities meant to build your comfort level with these difficult tasks. We will demonstrate and practice techniques using modern tools to provide you with these critical outdoor skills. You will build, light and maintain a fire while learning the utility of fire in emergency situations. This fire will aid in water purification after we have explored the various water filtration…

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McKinney Falls Trail Crew

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Austin, TX 78744 United States
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Free

Looking for an opportunity to work outside, gain new skills, and give back to the only state park in Austin, TX? Join our team as a Trail Crew Volunteer! Trail maintenance experience is a plus, but not necessary. We will train you in proper tool usage, trail specifications, and natural resource management. Our goal is to have a committed group of individuals to service our trails once a month and lead community groups on additional service days in the park…

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Explore the Canyon

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:30 am

Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254 United States
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Join us every third Saturday of the month for a new adventure! Knowledgeable guides discuss the flora, fauna, natural and cultural history of this awesome natural area on this exploration. Length of hike and interpretive topic will vary, depending on the group. Open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; group size limited to the first 12 people; no pets please. Dress appropriately, sunscreen and hat recommended, wear sturdy footwear for hiking over rough terrain; bring two…

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Garden Docent Work Day

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78221 United States
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Help upkeep our native gardens and native plant stock. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. We can provide tools and gloves but you are morethan welcomed to bring your own. Please wear proper outdoor attire.  Please contact Gilbert Martinez at gmartinez@audubon.org to sign up.

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Honey Creek Saturday Morning Guided Hike

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
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Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254 United States
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$2 – $9

Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek. Join us for a guided walk to the beautiful Honey Creek to learn about both the natural and cultural history of the area. This 2-hour hike begins at the Rust House inside the park. This hike is free beyond the park admission of $7 per person 13 and over (free with a current TPWD Park Pass) and a requested donation of $2 per person to the…

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Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
Boerne, TX United States
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The Farmers Market at the Cibolo: Nature, Local, Handmade, Fresh. Workshops, kids crafts, garden tours and tips, historic house tours. Closed Dec. 22 & Dec. 29, 2018 & all of January & February 2019, then reopens for the season March 2019.

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Summit Hike

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 United States
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Free – $7

Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we climb to the top of Enchanted Rock! Along the way, we'll learn about the geology, history and biology of this special place. We'll hear tales of derring-do and see sweeping panoramic views! Meet at the Gazebo at the beginning of the Summit Trail. Time: Approximately 2 hours. Distance: 1.5 miles there and back again. Elevation gain: 425 feet. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes Plenty of water Sunscreen Dress for the weather…

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Heard Third Saturday Nature Talks

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX United States
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This month’s nature talk will be a Winter Tree Walk. Join David Powell and learn ways to identify plants without their foliage. Free with paid general admission and to Heard members.

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Choke Canyon Bird Walk

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Choke Canyon State Park – Calliham Unit, P.O. Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007 United States
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Free – $5

Come join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park! Join our interpretive park ranger for a stroll along Choke Canyon State Park’s trails and lake edge. Watch and listen for common and rare birds found here in the winter and during migrations. You are welcomed to bring your own binoculars and bird identification book. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather! This walk takes place every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and…

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¡Fiesta de los Niños!

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm CDT
Port San Antonio, 300 Goodrich Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78236 United States
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Join TPWD Get Outside at Fiesta San Antonio's party for “Pint-Sized Folks.” Bring out the whole family to this FREE annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of Port San Antonio. Get Outside with TPWD on Saturday, April 20th Hands-on youth activities include reptiles, camping, fishing, archery skills and more. We have a drawing for a Camping Package for youth who enter our Outdoor Kid's Challenge. There are games, rides, music and fun for the kids PLUS a…

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Plant Thick and Chop Thin at Barrington Farm

April 20 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 4:00 pm CDT

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on April 13, 1854 – “Ridged up balance of cotton ground, planted cotton in the new field.” Cotton is King! Like most settlers in Texas, Dr. Jones did not grow cotton to make homespun clothes, but rather typically shipped it out of the country (often England) in exchange for cash money. Come help us ridge up and plant Dr. Jones’ cash crop! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x246.

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Essential Kayaking Skills

April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
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$68 – $88

Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. * Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks * Learn basic kayak strokes and…

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Exploring Spring Lake: Sunset Kayak Tour

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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$42 – $48

Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided…

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Mitchell Lake Birding Tour

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
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Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78221 United States
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Tours are led by experienced and engaging birders - you will be sure to see some of the more than 300 species of birds who visit Mitchell Lake. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing, including a hat, long pants, closed-toes shoes. Wear sunscreen and bring water! We can even loan you binoculars if you need them. Monthly Birding Tours ; No reservation necessary. Every 1st Sunday at 8am Every 2nd Tuesday at 8am Every 2nd Sunday at 8am Every 3rd…

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Summit Hike

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 United States
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Free – $7

Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we climb to the top of Enchanted Rock! Along the way, we'll learn about the geology, history and biology of this special place. We'll hear tales of derring-do and see sweeping panoramic views! Meet at the Gazebo at the beginning of the Summit Trail. Time: Approximately 2 hours. Distance: 1.5 miles there and back again. Elevation gain: 425 feet. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes Plenty of water Sunscreen Dress for the weather…

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