Events

May 2016

May 30 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center. Monday programs at 7pm Saturday programs at 3pm.
May 31 End Date

Nature Walk! Get a Head Start on the BioBlitz Checklist!

Davis Mountains State Park
This is your chance to walk with a ranger before the BioBlitz to find out where some of your checklist plants and animals are hiding. Meet at the Interpretive Center and we'll walk and talk about the plants and animals that you'll need to find for the BioBlitz scavenger hunt the next day!
May 31 End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn the ropes to get you started birding, or improve your skills if you are a seasoned birder. Join us in the Interpretive Center for a one-hour program to get your day started on the right wing!
May 31 End Date

Smartphone and Digital Photography 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Photographer Derrick Birdsall will take the mystery out of getting that perfect shot with your phone when you are competing in the Davis Mountains Mini BioBlitz! Bring your phone and your hardest questions. At the Indian Lodge Lobby. Tuesday, May 31st: 3:00 and 6:00pm Wednesday June 1st: 5:00pm
May 31 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! In the Interpretive Center at 10am.

June 2016

Jun 1 End Date

Smartphone and Digital Photography 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Photographer Derrick Birdsall will take the mystery out of getting that perfect shot with your phone when you are competing in the Davis Mountains Mini BioBlitz! Bring your phone and your hardest questions. At the Indian Lodge Lobby. Tuesday, May 31st: 3:00 and 6:00pm Wednesday June 1st: 5:00pm
Jun 1 End Date

Mini BioBlitz at the Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a race to find as many plants and animals that you can and win prizes! This program is an introduction to Citizen Science, biodiversity, conservation and being active in nature! Kids welcome. Call the park at 432-426-3337 for more information.
Jun 2 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 3 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 3 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 9 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Jun 10 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 10 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 16 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 17 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 17 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 18 End Date

Full Moon Hike! (moderate-difficult)

Davis Mountains State Park
Join a ranger for a beautiful walk on Indian Lodge Trail under the big bright full moon! Bring your curiosity, your flashlight, walking stick, WATER, and dress for the weather! Parts of this trail are challenging. This program is weather permitting.
Jun 23 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 24 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 24 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 30 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!

July 2016

Jul 1 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jul 1 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 2 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 7 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 8 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 9 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 14 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Jul 15 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 16 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 21 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 22 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 23 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 29 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.

August 2016

Aug 4 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 5 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 6 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 11 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Aug 12 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 13 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 18 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 19 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 20 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 25 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 26 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 27 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.

September 2016

Sep 1 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 2 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 3 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 3 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Sep 8 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 9 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 10 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 15 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 16 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 17 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 22 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 23 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 24 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 29 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 30 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 6 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 7 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Oct 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 13 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 14 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Oct 15 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 20 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 21 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Oct 22 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 27 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 29 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.

November 2016

Nov 3 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 5 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 10 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 12 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 17 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!

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