Happy Holidays from Texan by Nature! While critters across Texas settle in for a long Winter’s nap, there are still plenty of events and activities in the great outdoors and in conservation to participate in.
In the spirit of gratitude and conservation, here are a few ways to take part in, learn about, and enjoy conservation and the wild spaces it protects this holiday season. TxN is grateful for all the conservation community does and we hope you enjoy these opportunities to stay engaged.
- From morning bird walks along the Trinity River to Luminations, a light show highlighting the beauty of the winter landscape at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, there are a variety of TxN Conservation Partner events across the state. Find an opportunity to engage with or volunteer in conservation near you!
- Learn new skills or sharpen your knowledge with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center How-Tos like how to make a seed ball for our feathered friends and how to cultivate native plants with limited space in a container garden.
Relax and rejuvenate in the outdoors:
- Each spring and fall, nearly 2 billion birds migrate through Texas. Enjoy watching them with these observation tips from 2021 Conservation Wrangler and conservation partner Audubon Texas and track your observations with their eBird log, which helps scientists increase their understanding of bird distributions.
- Our stars at night are truly big and bright — Enjoy stargazing this holiday season.
- Texas is home to 11 ecoregions and more than 35 peaks over a mile high. Enjoy hiking in a variety of terrains.
- Our state parks are an amazing opportunity to experience Texas. Check out their calendar for holiday events near you.
- Earn badges by completing nature challenges with your family like bird scavenger hunts and park clean ups.
Finally, plan to follow or support best practices where you can in the coming year so natural resources can be the gift that keeps on giving.
We hope these events and activities not only keep you entertained this holiday season, but are also opportunities to deepen your appreciation for and engagement with conservation. Happy holidays!