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September 2017 Programs

Honey Creek at Night
Saturday, September 2
7:30-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park

Come explore the sounds and mysteries of Honey Creek as it comes alive by the light of the stars. We will take a hike down to honey creek at dusk and watch as the sun as it sets by the gorgeous water. Afterwards we will hike back listening to the sounds of night. We will meet at the Rust house at 7:15 p.m. -- don’t forget to bring a flashlight. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

Bird in the Hand

Saturday, September 9
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).

Aquatic Chorus
Saturday, September 9
7:30-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
  Ribbet, Chrip, Blurp! Join Ranger Meagan search for a variety of frogs and toads around our park using both sight and sound. These fun amphibians know how to put on a show with a giant splash. We will meet at the amphitheater behind the Discover Center, and don’t forget to bring a flashlight and water bottle. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

GRSP Big Year Bird Walk
Sunday, September 10
7:30-10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our monthly walk in search of the birds of the Park as we add to our annual list. Please meet at the front gate promptly at 7:30 a.m. We have a limited number of binoculars for loan. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Wildflower and Butterfly Walk
Saturday, September 16
9-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
Join Ranger Craig for a walk among the wildflowers and enjoy the butterflies that visit them. Meet at Headquarters. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (ages 12 and under are free).

Prowlin’ for Owls

Saturday, September 16
7:30-9 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 bring a flashlight and join us 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.

Bugs-R-Us
Saturday, September 23
9:30-11 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
Join us as we kick off our first weekend of the state-wide Texas Pollinator Bioblitz with a look at insect pollinators from bees to butterflies and beetles. We’ll check out the Habiscape native plant and pollinator garden and then head out with nets to see who’s out and about in the six-legged world. 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.

Bats of Texas
Saturday, September 23
7:30-9 p.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats, including those that pollinate flowers in West Texas. 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).

Little Naturalists: P is for Pollinators
Wednesday, September 27
10-11:30 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
Bring your 3-6 year-olds to the park to celebrate the Texas Pollinator Bioblitz as we explore the world of pollinators and the plants they visit, from bees and butterflies to bats and moths. We’ll meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). 

What’s all the BUZZ About?
Saturday, September 30
9:30-12 a.m.
Guadalupe River State Park
Learn about the wonders of bees and why they are important for our ecosystems, food, and our livelihood. Ranger Meagan will read “The BEE”, then everyone can build a mason bee hive from all recycled materials to put in your own yard! Please bring a recycled tin can. We will meet at the amphitheater behind the Discover Center. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children 12 and under are free).

Stories in the Stars
Saturday, September 30
7:30-9:30 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)