Calendar of Events

Wildlife Viewing

June 2022

Jun 29
9:00a
End Date

Bay Seining

Goose Island State Park
What kind of marine life is found in our local bays? Join our rangers to find out!
Jun 29
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Jun 30
9:30a
End Date

Ranger Station: Skins & Skulls

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wondered what bobcat fur felt like?
Jun 30
2:00p
End Date

Critter Scene Investigations Walk

Tyler State Park
Put on your detective's hat!

July 2022

Jul 2
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 2
9:00p
End Date

Walking with Spiders

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Jul 3
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 3
9:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jul 3
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Jul 3
9:00a
End Date

Closed Canyon Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a park ranger this holiday weekend for a cool hike on a hot summer day.
Jul 3
10:00a
End Date

Useful and Edible Plants

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the plants of deep south Texas and their importance to people & wildlife.
Jul 3
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Jul 4
9:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jul 8
8:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an introduction to observing the birds around us!
Jul 9
6:45a
End Date

Birding Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join our bird guides for a walk through the park to see some awesome birds of the Southwest!
Jul 9
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 9
10:00a
End Date

Sylvan Saunter

Tyler State Park
Woodland discovery walk
Jul 9
9:00p
End Date

Walking with Spiders

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Jul 10
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 10
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Jul 11
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Jul 16
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 16
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Jul 17
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 17
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Jul 17
9:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jul 21
9:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jul 22
10:30a
End Date

Wildlife Detective's

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Sleuth, sleuth find the clues.
Jul 23
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 24
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 28
8:00p
End Date

Moonlight Moth Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
It’s National Moth Week! See what the buzz is about as we light the way for moths and more.
Jul 29
9:00a
End Date

Morning Mothing

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
It’s National Moth Week! See what the buzz is about as we light the way for moths and more.
Jul 30
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 31
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!

August 2022

Aug 6
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 7
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 13
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 14
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Monsoon Magic Bird Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Witness the magical bird diversity created by afternoon rains and the beginnings of fall migration by joining a ranger on a guided hike to a lush oasis in the desert.
Aug 20
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 21
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 28
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.

September 2022

Sep 4
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 11
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 18
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 25
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.

October 2022

Oct 15
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 10/15/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited to 15 participants and online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on blue title for more details.

November 2022

Nov 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 11/12/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on blue title for more details.

December 2022

Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 12/10/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where you will see several remnant sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and the Seminole Watering Hole, a historic stopover/campsite for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click blue title for more details.
Dec 30 End Date

Christmas Bird Count - Bentsen/Anzalduas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Birders of all skill levels are invited to help survey birds in our count circle. Participation is free.

January 2023

Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno West Rim

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Start the new year off right with a hike to the iconic West Rim overlook in the park's interior.
Jan 7
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 01/07/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on above blue title for more information.

February 2023

Feb 4
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 02/04/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.

March 2023

Mar 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/12/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Click blue title above for more details.
Mar 18
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/18/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 19
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/19/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Click blue title above for more details.