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Lights Out!

8:00p to 9:00p
Sat, September 23, 2023
Lisa Cole
(210) 688-9055, x2010

Learn how everyone can help migratory birds in Texas airspace by a simple action: Dim your lights for birds at night!

Every year, billions of birds migrate north in the spring and south in the fall. The majority of them fly at night, navigating with the night sky. They can become disoriented by bright artificial lights and skyglow in large cities, often causing them to collide with buildings or windows. Besides collisions, bird fatalities are more directly caused by the amount of energy the birds waste flying around and calling out in confusion. The exhaustion can then leave them vulnerable to other urban threats.

There are some simple solutions to this problem. Join Patsy Inglet from Bexar County Audubon Society to learn about the National Audubon Society’s Light Out! initiative. All ages welcome. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. No pets, please.

Registration is NOT required. Though the activity is free, entrance fees to the Natural Area do apply. We often fill to capacity. To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please pre-purchase and print out a day pass. Meet in the Amphitheater. Lot C will have the closest parking.  

Dress for walking and sitting outdoors. Bring a bottle of water for each person. Seating will be on rock ledges, so bring a cushion or blanket for comfort if you wish.

This program is weather-dependent and subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055, or go to the GCSNA webpage, Instagram, or Facebook.