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March 2018 Programs 

 

Saturday Morning Honey Creek Hikes
Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
9-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join one of our trained Honey Creek Guides for our weekly Saturday hike to the beautiful Honey Creek. Along the way you will learn about both the cultural and natural history of the area. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park. Please note that a $2 donation is requested to help support the educational activities supported by the Friends group, in addition to the regular admission to the park of $7 per person 13 and above.

Bird in the Hand
Saturday, March 3
9 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park         

Join Ranger Craig and his merry “band-ing” of volunteers for a morning of beak-to-nose looks at our area songbirds, from cardinals and goldfinches to titmice and chickadees. Join us any time during the morning at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a park pass or $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free).

Prowlin’ for Owls
Saturday, March 10
7-8:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig for a hootin’ good time as together we explore the world of our denizens of the dark. You’ll discover who’s whooooo among the owls of Texas and then head out in search of our resident Barred Owls. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes and meet at the amphitheater, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.

Spring Break Honey Creek Hike
Tuesday, March 13
10 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park

Join one of our trained Honey Creek Guides for a special spring break week hike to the beautiful Honey Creek. Along the way you will learn about both the cultural and natural history of the area. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park. Please note that a $2 donation is requested to help support the educational activities supported by the Friends group.

Spring Break Storytime and Craft: Giving Tree
Tuesday, March 13
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Ranger Patti for Storytime and Craft at our own “Giving Tree”. Meet at the Discovery Center Amphitheater and we will stroll past our Habiscape to our Story-Time Tree to hear the classic book “The Giving Tree”. Then we will return to the Discovery Center to explore the hands-on displays and make your own Giving Tree craft. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.

Spring Break Bugs-R-Us
Wednesday, March 14
9:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers. We’ll provide the nets for this insect-catching fun for children and adults, alike. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center.

Lunch and Learn: Monarchs and Milkweeds
Wednesday, March 14
Noon-1 p.m.
At Bulverde-Spring Branch Library

Join Ranger Craig at the Bulverde-Spring Branch Public Library for a presentation on the miraculous Monarch Butterfly. You’ll learn about their life cycle, the plants upon which they depend and how you can join conservation efforts of this iconic butterfly. We’ll meet at the library at 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX (this is about 10 miles from the park). We’ll have a follow-up field experience on Friday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. This program is free.

Spring Break Honey Creek Hike
Thursday, March 15
10 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park

Join one of our trained Honey Creek Guides for a special spring break week hike to the beautiful Honey Creek. Along the way you will learn about both the cultural and natural history of the area. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park. Please note that a $2 donation is requested to help support the educational activities supported by the Friends group.

Spring Break Bird in the Hand
Thursday, March 15
9 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park         

Join Ranger Craig and his merry “band-ing” of volunteers for a morning of beak-to-nose looks at our area songbirds, from cardinals and goldfinches to titmice and chickadees. Join us any time during the morning at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a park pass or $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free).

Spring Break River Critters
Friday, March 16
9:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig as we wade into the Guadalupe River in search of tadpoles, fish, insects and more during this sure-to-be-fun morning activity. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. Be sure to dress to get wet as we will get in the water! This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Monarchs and Milkweeds Field Experience: Lunch and Learn Follow-up
Friday, March 16
1-3 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Ranger Craig at the park headquarters for a walk as we search of monarch butterflies and the plants upon which they depend. We will be hiking through long grass so wear long pants and sturdy shoes/boots – no open-toed shoes will be allowed. You do not have had to attend the Wednesday library session to attend. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). 

Hike with a Ranger
Saturday, March 17th
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Ranger Patti for a guided trail hike suitable for all ages.  On this guided walk we will search for tracks, scat, sights and sounds of our resident wildlife, and learn about some of the special plants found in our beautiful park. After the hike we will return to the Discovery Center to explore the hands-on displays and create some Nature Art Masterpieces. Meet at the Discovery Center Amphitheater.

Stalking the Wild Night
Saturday, March 17
7:30-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

While they are out there, we don’t always see them. Join Ranger Craig to learn what to look for to figure out what animals are out and about when we aren’t. From tracks and scat to other traces, we’ll become nature detectives out on the trails of the park. Meet at the amphitheater located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with park admission of $7 for ages 13 and above (12 and under free) or a current TPWD park pass.

Stories in the Stars
Saturday, March 24
8-10 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing! We’ll check out the Moon and other celestial wonders following a presentation at the Amphitheatre, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Bats of Texas
Saturday, March 31
8-9:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats. You’ll discover who they are and how they make their living. We’ll even use a bat detector to search for a few following the presentation. We’ll meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).