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January Programs

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, January 31, 2015

10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

Join trained archery instructor Craig Hensley for a basic archery program. One of the safest of outdoor activities, you learn the eleven steps to archery success, receive a thorough safety orientation and have the opportunity to practice your newly learned skills using "Genesis" compound bows. We'll meet at the Rust House inside the park. We are requiring registration for this new park program, limiting the class to the first 25 participants ages 10 and up. Please email Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot and be sure to specify morning or afternoon session. Please be sure to dress for the weather. We will provide all the equipment needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Guadalupe River & Honey Creek, who provided the funding for the equipment.

Honey Creek at Night

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, January 31, 2015

6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig Hensley for a walk on the night side of Honey Creek State Natural Area. This walk will take you down to the beautiful creek under a gibbous moon. No registration is required and the hike is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).  

 

January Programs

Bird in the Hand
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park

Looking for a great way to introduce your children to the wonder of birds? Then join Park Ranger and bird bander Craig Hensley 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).

Slitherin’ Snakes Alive!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
7-8 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a presentation at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center on the natural history of Texas snakes. This PowerPoint presentation will introduce you to the variety of snakes found in our area and throughout Texas. You’ll even have the opportunity to meet a live, native snake! This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Tracks and Traces Hike
Saturday, February 14, 2015
10-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger Craig Hensley for a walk in search of signs of wildlife along the Park’s trails. From tracks and scat to the animals themselves, we’ll put on our detective hats to see who’s out and about. This program will be held at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center. This is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Prowlin’ for Owls
Saturday, February 14, 2015
6:30-8 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

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 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).

Spring Wildflower ID Workshop
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Guadalupe River State Park

This first in a series of wildflower workshops at Guadalupe River State Park will introduce participants to the keys of wildflower identification with a focus on early spring wildflowers. This workshop is limited to the first 15 adults that register. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a seat. A $5 donation to the Friends of Guadalupe River is requested. A park entry fee of $7 per adult is required at the front gate.

Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join Guadalupe River State Park’s Ranger for a morning walk in search of our winter feathered friends. From grassland sparrows to kingfishers and more, you’ll become familiar with their identification and natural history. We have a limited number of binoculars for loan. We’ll meet at 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, February 21, 2015
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Join us for a presentation on the bats of Texas. You’ll learn about their adaptations, who they are and why bats are so important to a healthy environment. This presentation will be held at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

 Stories in the Stars
Saturday, February 28
7-9 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 Jupiter, 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).

 Golden-cheeked Warbler Survey Training
Friday, March 6
9-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River is preparing for another spring Golden-cheeked Warbler survey season and we are looking for interested volunteers. These field surveys involve three to four hours per survey (7-11 a.m. typically) and involve searching for birds, often off-trail. No prior experience is required. If you are interested, please email Craig Hensley at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov.