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National Wildlife Refuge Week

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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!

Nature hikes, demonstrations, workshops and many other fun events are offered.  


 NWR Week will be celebrated on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4pm at Doeskin Ranch Public Use Area

The family-friendly event is FREE.


 Activities include--

Water Wonders - 9-10 am

Landscaping for Wildlife - 9-11 am

Protecting Our Water activity-10;30 am -11 am 

Native Grass Walk - 9:30 -10:30 am

Walking Stick Walk - 10-11:15 am & 1:15-2:30 pm

The Spider Walk -10-11:15 am & 1:15-2:30 pm

To Be a Bee - 11:30 - noon

Snakes Alive! - 12:15-1:00 pm

Dragonfly & Damselfly Walk- 1:15am - 2pm 

Nature Photography Workshop for Adults - 2-4 pm, pre-registration required - call 512/339-9432 (Rob Iski) or

Nature Walk 2:30 - 4pm 


And more! Look for bizarre water creatures, catch and tag Monarchs (if they are migrating this day), watch for migrating hawks.  You can even enter the butterfly tent.


Wear comfortable hiking shoes, water, binoculars and cameras are encouraged.


Times and activities are subject to change.  All events are at the Doeskin ranch Unit of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge of RR 1174


Call the refuge at 512-339-9432 for details or email  Large groups are encouraged to pre-register.


Directions:  Doeskin Ranch is located on RR 1174. If you are coming from the south, it is about 1.5 miles north of the intersection of RR 1174 and Cow Creek/County Road 328. If you are coming from the north, it is 2.3 miles south of the intersection of RR 1174 and RR 1869. It is on the east side of the road.   

Fun for everyone and it's FREE!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014
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