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Summer & Fall Calendar of Events for the Mitchell Lake AudubonCenter
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

August, 2012

education MLAC 

Mitchell Lake's Nature of Learning program consists of hands-on activities relating to ecology, scientific observation, resource management, and citizenship.  


Program fees:

$5 each for Title 1 schools;

 $6 each for students, teachers, & adult chaperones from non-Title 1 schools  


For more information, 
 please call 210-628-1639 or

click here


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Saturday, 10/20/12

9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Our annual FREE community festival filled with great activities, SAWS Autumn Bloom Giveaway, kids crafts, hayrides, a raptor show, plant sales and MORE!




2010 fall fest raptor show 


 Festival photo


Calender of Events 




Call (210) 628-1639 or


click here




TogetherGreen Community Volunteer Project

Saturday, August 11th 

8:30 -11:30 am

Join us as we work in our extensive native plant gardens to prepare them for fall.  Careful maintenance now will help yield fall blooms and lots of butterflies.

Ages 12 and up

Free,  but RSVP Required


Beyond Binoculars: Explorations in Bird Adaptations

Saturday, August 18th

9:00 - 10:30 am

Program with Peggy Spring,

Education Coordinator, City of San Antonio Natural Areas. There's a lot to learn about birds beyond using binoculars to identify them.  In this program, we will explore the killdeer's 'egg-cellent' idea, the vulture's marrow scoop, the sparrow's thumb and many more intriguing topics of birds' habits, structure and behavior.  Be prepared to leave with a new way of looking at our avian friends!

Ages 12 and up

RSVP Required

$10 for MLAC members,

$15 for non-MLAC members

 kids loooking at birds

Kid's Birding

Saturday, September 8th

9:00 to 11:00 am

 Great program for kids to learn about bird identification and habitat. We'll learn how to use binoculars and take a hike to see which summer residents we can identify!

Free, but RSVP is required


Fall Gardening Like Never Before! 

Saturday, September 22nd

9 am to 11 am

Charles Bartlett will discuss new vegetables suitable for Fall gardening, new horticultural innovations, & a model set up for rainwater harvesting using a pump controlled by solar panel electricity.  Handouts will be provided along with samples of items to make your gardening easier and more productive. There will also be a walking tour to a demonstration site near the pavilion.

RSVP Required

$10 for MLAC members,

$15 for non-MLAC members


blooming yucca  

Discover The Fun & Amazing Plants of Mitchell Lake

Saturday, October 6th

9:00 to 11:00 am

Ever wonder what about the unique plants of South Texas?  What does "Native plant" really mean? How do they benefit wildlife and our local ecosystems? Join Paul Cox, horticulturist, for an exploration of Mitchell Lake and learn more about these fascinating plants.

RSVP Required


$10 for MLAC members,

$15 for non-MLAC members


Maximum Growth and Protection from Drought for your Trees

Saturday, October 27th

   9:00 to 11:00 am

Trees are a welcome addition to our landscape and our ecosystem. During the last few years, trees have endured a variety of stresses.  Mark Peterson, currently with SAWS, formerly Regional Community Forester with the Texas Forest Service, will explore ways to ensure a long and happy life for your trees.

 RSVP Required


 $10 for MLAC members

$15 for non-MLAC members





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