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February Programs

Bird in the Hand
Saturday, February 6
9 a.m.-Noon

Looking for a great way to introduce your children to the wonder of birds? Then join Park Ranger and bird bander Craig Hensley at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of nose-to-beak looks at our native songbirds. From cardinals to goldfinches, you and your children will learn about the science and art of bird banding and how you can help. Meet us at the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Honey Creek at Night
Saturday, February 6
6-8 p.m.

Join Ranger Craig for a hike into the night side of Honey Creek State Natural Area adjacent to Guadalupe River State Park. Bring a flashlight and sense of adventure as we go in search of nocturnal goings-on of owls and other critters. Please meet at the Rust House inside the park promptly at 6 p.m. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Geocaching 101
Saturday, February 13
9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache. Described by some as a “worldwide treasure hunt,” geocaching can be done in the park, throughout Texas – even worldwide. We’ll provide the GPS units and instruction; you’ll then practice your newly acquired skills on our practice course. This program is limited to the first ten families/people that sign up. Please email Ranger Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to sign up. Please plan to meet at the amphitheater, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
The Mysterious Case of the Guadalupe Fledermaus
Saturday, February 13
6:30-8 p.m.

Ranger Sam has once again been called to the Park to solve a strange mystery. Sighting of unusual creatures have been reported and yet not even our Park Rangers know what it might be. You can help us solve the mystery by joining us to search for clues using our GPS units. You’ll have fun and learn a thing or too, as well! This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Nature Explorers: Animal Tracking/Geocaching
Friday, February 19
9-11 a.m.

You and your children are invited to join us for our monthly Nature Explorers program. This month they will learn to geocache and then go on a treasure hunt of the natural kind as they search for tracks and other signs of the creatures that call the Park home. Nature Explorers is designed for children ages 5 to 10. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to make a reservation. Be sure to include your children’s names and agesThis program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Discovery Center.

Who Goes There?
Saturday, February 20
9:30-11 a.m.

While we don’t always see them, creatures of all kinds leave behind signs of their presence. Join our Park Rangers for a walk on the wild side of the Park as we search for tracks and other traces of the critters that call the park home. Please plan to meet at the amphitheater, located behind the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).
Prowlin’ for Owls
Saturday, February 20
7-8:30 p.m.

We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time as we call and listen for Barred and possibly other 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 amphitheater at the Discovery Center and is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Be sure to bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.

Archery in the Park
Saturday, February 27
9-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.

Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities and here is your chance to learn this wonderful outdoor skill at Guadalupe River State Park. You will have the opportunity to learn the skill of archery through a disciplined approach. We’ll take the first 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis for each time slot. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov  if you have questions. We provide all the equipment. Please note this is for persons ages 10 and up. This program is FREE with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Rust House.
Stories in the Stars
Saturday, February 27
7-9 p.m.

Head out to Guadalupe River State Park for an evening of stargazing with members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association. Following a presentation at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center, you’ll get a chance to check out seasonal constellations and celestial wonders through our telescopes. Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is FREE with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).

 

 

Waste Not, Want Not Leap Day Hike
Monday, February 29
9-11 a.m.

It only comes around once every four years so let’s not waste it! Join Park Ranger Laura Horner for a special Leap Day hike to Honey Creek. You’ll learn about the cultural and natural history of the area as well as spend time enjoying the natural beauty that is Honey Creek. Meet at the Rust House promptly at 9 a.m.  Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. This program is FREE with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).