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December Programs

 

Bird in the Hand
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9 a.m. to Noon

Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of up-close beak-to-nose looks at our native songbirds. Meet at the Discovery Center at any time between 9 a.m. and Noon to learn about bird banding and how you can participate. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Twas’ the Night at the Guad
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
6-8 p.m.
An evening of holiday fun awaits at Guadalupe River State Park as we welcome the holiday season. We'll begin the evening with the classic "T'was the Night Before Christmas", read by that jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus! You'll then get to enjoy the movie "The Grinch" starring Jim Carrey, along with hot cocoa and cookies. This family friendly event will be held outdoors so be sure to dress for the weather and bring a blanket or two to bundle up in for the movie. Please note that regular entrance fees of apply (Free for anyone 12 and under, $7 per person 13 and above; free with a current park pass). 

Who Goes There?
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, December 13, 2014
10-11:30 a.m.

You and your child(ren) are invited to join the Park Ranger a nature hike in search of the clues of wildlife activity. We’ll take binoculars and magnifiers and use all of our senses to figure out who’s out and about along our trails. We’ll meet at the amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center.  We’ll even break out our Junior Ranger Books for everyone. This program 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, December 13, 2014
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 the park. Join us at the Amphitheatre behind the Discovery Center to first learn about owls and their amazing adaptations as well as who’s whooooo among the owls of Texas. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Archery in the Park
Guadalupe River State Park
Saturday, December 20, 2014
10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.
Join trained archery instructors Craig Hensley and Nyta Brown 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.


First Day Hikes at Guadalupe River State Park

The park is offering a series of First Day hikes, providing the opportunity to enjoy the many sights and sounds of both the park and Honey Creek State Natural Area. Make plans to join us for one or all of them and welcome the 2015, naturally!

 

Midnight First Day Hike
Guadalupe River State Park
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 to Thursday, January 1, 2015
11:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m.
Get a jump on the new year by joining Ranger Craig for a midnight hike to welcome the new year (complete with a cup of warm cider)! We'll meet at the park headquarters at 11:30 p.m. and head to the river to take a walk and welcome the new year with our best coyote (or whatever critter  you feel like) calls. If you plan to join us, please email Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov. Dress for the weather!!!


First Day – First Birds – Hike
Guadalupe River State Park
Thursday, January 1, 2015
7:30-9 a.m.
Join Park Ranger and birder Craig Hensley for a sunrise walk to welcome the new year. We'll meet at the front gate at 7:30 a.m. sharp and head out in search the first birds of 2015. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them (we do have a limited number for loan). This hike is for ages 12 and up. Please email Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot.


Honey Creek First Day Hike
Guadalupe River State Park
Thursday, January 1, 2015
9-11:30 a.m.
Join Friends board member and trained Honey Creek guide Tom Anderson for a special First Day hike through Honey Creek State Natural Area. This guided hike will give you the opportunity to view beautiful Honey Creek and learn about the cultural and natural history of this unique area. To participate in this hike, please be at the Rust House inside the park by 9 a.m. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. No reservations necessary.


Bauer Unit First Day Hike
Guadalupe River State Park
Thursday, January 1, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Join us for a walk on the wild side of the Bauer Unit to welcome the new year. We'll meet at Park Headquarters and drive to the Bauer Unit, hiking from there to the river and back. This hike will be between two and three miles in length. Be sure to dress for the weather, bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. This hike is for ages 10 and up. No reservations necessary.