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September Programs

Bird In the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9 a.m. to Noon

 

Join us for a morning of up-close beak-to-nose looks at the birds of Guadalupe River State Park. We’ll set up our mist nets at our bird feeding station to capture cardinals, chickadees and other local songbirds. Meet at the Discovery Center at any time between 9 a.m. and Noon to see what we catch, band and release. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free).

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 6, 2014

8-10 p.m.

 

Head out to Guadalupe River State Park for an evening of stargazing with members of 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, the Moon, Saturn and other celestial wonders through telescopes. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free).

Wildflower Walk

Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, September 12, 2014

9-11 a.m.

Come out to the Park for a morning walk with our Park Ranger to learn about the wildflowers of late summer and fall. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve a spot for this walk. This program is free with a TPWD Park Pass or after paying the $7 entrance fee (children ages 12 and under are free). Plan to meet at the Park’s headquarters.

Night Flyers

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 12, 2014

8-9:30 p.m.

 

From owls to bats a host of winged creatures fill the night sky. Join our Park Ranger for a presentation on who’s who among our night flyers followed by a walk in search of them. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Meet at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center and be sure to bring a flashlight. 

 

GRSP Brown Bag Lunch Series: Butterflies

Bulverde-Spring Branch Library

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Noon-1 p.m.

You are invited to join Guadalupe River’s Park Ranger Craig Hensley at the Bulverde-Spring Branch Library for a presentation on the butterflies of the Hill Country. You’ll learn the basics of the butterfly life cycle and be introduced to the common scale-winged wonders of the area. There is no cost for this special presentation that will be held at the Bulverde-Spring Branch Library. A follow-up field experience will be offered at the Park on Friday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.

 

Geocaching has become a popular sport and pastime to more than four million people. Join us for an introductory and hands-on workshop on the basics of geocaching. We’ll provide the instruction, use of our GPS units and get you started on what is a wonderful individual or family activity you can do anywhere. We do have a limited number of GPS units (one per family) so we ask that you register for the programs by emailing craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov. Be sure to specify the morning or afternoon session. This program will be held 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). 

Prowlin’ for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8-9:30 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 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).

 

Butterflies in the Field

Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, September 26, 2014

10 a.m.-Noon

 

Join us for a walk along the trails of our park in search of butterflies. From queens to pipevine swallowtails you’ll learn tips and tricks to identifying our scale-winged wonders. This program is free with a Park Pass or a $7 daily pass (children ages 12 and under are free). Please meet at the Park Headquarters. 

 

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10 a.m.-Noon or 1-3 p.m.

 

The Friends of Guadalupe River and the State Park are pleased to invite you out for a new program at the park! Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity to learn the skill of archery through a disciplined approach. There are a limited number of slots available for these first two sessions. Please email craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov to reserve your slot. 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.

Bauer Unit at Night

Guadalupe River State Park

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7-9:30 p.m.

 

The Bauer Unit of Guadalupe River State Park will be our destination for a walk under the stars. We’ll meet at the Park Headquarters and then drive over to the Unit’s entrance for a walk in search of creatures of the night. 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).

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Butterfly Surveys

Thursdays, September 11 & 25

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Headquarters

 

If you would like to help our ongoing efforts to monitor butterfly populations, please plan to join Park Ranger Craig Hensley and volunteers for either one or both of these surveys. Experience is not required (you’ll learn as we go along). Please be sure to bring water, dress for hot weather and a sack lunch. Please email Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov with questions or to inquire.

 

Bird Banding Training

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Meet at Headquarters

 

If you are interested in learning more about the bird banding opportunities at our park and Honey Creek, here is an opportunity to learn more. We will begin the training session with nets opening in the field right at 8:30 a.m. with banding going on until 11 a.m. We will then break for lunch and continue with an indoor session on banding specifics at the Discovery Center. We are specifically looking for individuals that want to become directly involved in banding efforts. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Craig at craig.hensley@tpwd.texas.gov.