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May Programs

Bird in the Hand
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9 a.m.-NoonGuadalupe River State Park staff and volunteers invite you to join them for the final bird banding program of spring. We’ll open nets to capture local songbirds ranging from cardinals to Painted Buntings. This program is ideal for children and adults who would like to see our native birds up close and personal. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).

Stories in the Stars
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8-10 p.m.Head out to Guadalupe River State Park for an evening of stargazing with members from the San Antonio Astronomical Society. Following a presentation at the Amphitheater behind the Discovery Center, you’ll get a chance to check out seasonal constellations, moon, Jupiter and other celestial wonders through our telescopes. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).

Honey Creek Bird Walk 
Guadalupe River State Park
Sunday, May 4, 2014
8:30-11 a.m.Join birder and Park Ranger Craig Hensley at Honey Creek for a bird walk in search of Painted Buntings, Summer Tanagers, Golden-cheeked Warblers and other spring songbirds. This walk is for ages 10 and above. We’ll meet at the Rust House inside Guadalupe River State Park.  This event is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Prowlin’ for Owls
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 10, 2014
8:30-10 p.m.We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time as we call and listen for owls that inhabit Guadalupe River State Park. Join the Park Ranger to learn about owls and their amazing adaptations as well as who’s whooooo among the owls of Texas. This program will be held at the Amphitheatre at the Discovery Center and is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). 

Bug-eyed Beauties
Guadalupe River State Park
Sunday, May 11, 2014
1-2:30 p.m.
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for an afternoon of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers. The Park will provide the nets for this afternoon of 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).

Geocaching 101
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.Head out to Guadalupe River State Park to learn the basics of Geocaching. You’ll learn to use a GPS unit, and test your skills on the Park’s practice course. You’ll meet at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Night Watch
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, April 17, 2014
8:30-10 p.m.Guadalupe River State Park will present a talk on the natural history of the night. Following a short presentation at the Amphitheatre, you’ll head into the night in search of bats, owls, spiders and more during this sure-to-be-fun evening hike. Be sure to bring a flashlight. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Wildflower Walkabout
Guadalupe River State Park
Sunday, May 18, 2014
1-3 p.m.Join Craig Hensley, Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a walk in search of spring wildflowers along the trails. Please meet at the Park headquarters. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Wildflowers in the Field
Guadalupe River State Park
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
9 a.m.-NoonJoin Craig Hensley, Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a walk to learn the identification of spring wildflowers of the Park. Meet at the Park headquarters for this educational hike. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring water and be prepared for hiking up and down hills on rocky ground. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Fishing 101
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 24, 2014
9-11 a.m.If you are looking for a lifetime gift for your child, consider joining the staff and volunteers at Guadalupe River State Park for an introduction to fishing. We’ll provide the rods and reels as well as the bait as we go in search of sunfish, bass and catfish. Your child will learn the basics of casting, setting the hook and how to properly release a fish. We do have a limited number of rods and reels, so please email Park Ranger Craig Hensley at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot for your child, or call 830.438.7653. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

A Froggin’ We’ll Go!
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:30-10 p.m.Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig Hensley for a look at the world of frogs and toads. Following a presentation at the Amphitheater behind the Disovery Center, you’ll head to the river in search of the frogs and toads themselves. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

River Critters
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 31, 2014
10-11:30 a.m.Join Craig Hensley, Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park 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).
Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:30-10 p.m.Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a talk on the natural history of bats. Following the presentation at the Amphitheatre, you’ll head out in search of our winged mammals with a bat detector. Be sure to bring a flashlight. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).