I can't believe the summer of 2013 is history.  It was an eventful summer.  In addition to events mentioned earlier, a youth group from Triumphant Lutheran Church in San Antonio under the supervision of Youth Pastor Chris St. Clair came out on July 26 and spent several hours helping us out.  We are very grateful to them for their assistance.  We are also very grateful to the staff of the National Park Service for putting them in touch with us.

Joe Liggio again led a wildflower walk to see the Chapman's orchid.  We are happy to report that the orchids are thriving.

We have already set 4 dates for wildflower walks in 2014.  We have scheduled a work day for December 7, 2013.  There will be other workdays.  Some will be announced last-minute, so keep a close eye on the "Events" area of this web site.  Also, if you wish to participate, and you don't see anything scheduled at the time that interests you, you may want to call Pauline at (281) 421-2469 or Jim at (409) 201-7506 and see if anything is going on.  There is always work to do.

Things were starting to get too dry again, but thankfully, rains have returned.  The area got approximately 7 inches of rain on October 30-31.  It was hard on the trick-or-treaters, no doubt, but it was beneficial in every other way.  Those interested in mushrooms will benefit, for sure.  Mushrooms are popping up everywhere.  On the subject of mushrooms, by the way, there will be a mushroom walk in the Lance Rosier Unit on November 16 (a Saturday), led by David & Pat Lewis. For information, call David or Pat at (409)-423-3776 or email:  dandplewis@gmail.com.


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Board of Directors Meetings

Via Zoom 2nd Friday each month.


We have decided to cancel  work days because it's hot. We will resume in September.


Since the threat of COVID-19 seems to be lessening, we are resuming organized activities.

Birding Walks in Summer begin at 8:00 am 1st Saturday. Leader:  Kathleen Appelbaum.

Wildflower walks begin at 9:30 am. Leader:  Joe Liggio or Preserve volunteers. 

Coming soon:

Birding walk:  Saturday August 6th, 2022 at 8:00 am. Leaders: Kathleen and Lisa Appelbaum

You could get here early for the wildflower walk and do some birding!

Wildflower Walk:  Saturday, August 6th at 9:30 am.  Leader:  Joe Liggio.

Watch this space in the 48 hours preceding the event. If anything should happen (illness or bad weather) to cause cancellation, we will notify you here. 

For more information about events, call 281-421-2469 or email pollytx1@gmail.com.


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