Swift Fest is a celebration of the chimney swifts (swifts) of Jonestown, migratory birds that make the City their home during their migration. Swift Fest is centered on the birds’ evening return to their cistern home located downtown -- a tornado-like sight fascinating to see.
On National Public Lands Day (NPLD) more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated at more than 2,100 public land sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Since Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge in 1903, the Refuge System has become the world’s premier public lands conservation network, encompassing more than 550 refuges and 38 wetland management districts. Across the nation, this conservation success is typically celebrated every year during the second week of October! Join the fun at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge!
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