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National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 12-18, 2015RefugeWeek_150x119

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 the week of October 12, 2015 at Doeskin Ranch Public Use Area

*October 12, 2015, Monday - Monarch Activity Stations for Local Schools

*October 13, 2015 Tuesday - Monarch Activity Stations for Local Schools

*October 14, 2015 Wednesday - Monarch Activity Stations for Local Schools

*Activity Stations for Local Schools must be reserved by contacting Cindy Fronk at .

October 15, 2015, Thursday:

Landscaping for Pollinators presented by the Highland Lakes Native Plant Society - 9, 10:15, 11 am

Native Plant Walk - 9:30, 10:30, 11:30am (45-minute easy hike over rough terrain, wear closed toe shoes)

October 16, 2015

How to Draw Plants and Wildlife Workshop for Adults, 8-10am, space is limited, pre-registration required to

Nature Photography Workshop for Adults - 10:30am - 12pm, space is limited, pre-registration required - call 512/339-9432 x 70 (Cindy Fronk) or

October 17, 2015 

Nature walks, 8am, 9:30am, 11am

Wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring water, binoculars and cameras.

October 18, 2015 9am


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

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, learning, hands on activities for all ages.

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2015
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