Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy

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Family Outdoors! Fall Photography Bioblitz!!

PHP Urban Ecology Center 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Bring your devices out to the park to join us in taking photos for science on iNaturalist! We will visit the Native Plant Wildscape Garden and the Savanna while photographing what we see. Learn photography tips on taking great pictures with your cell phone and get assistance uploading your photos. This information helps scientists allRead More

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Bat Talk and Walk with BCI

PHP Urban Ecology Center 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Join us for a fun night at the park, learning about bats! Bat Conservation International will share the fantastic world of BATS, then go on a Bat Walk* to use the latest bat-detecting technology to hear the mysterious bats around us.

Free

Storytime: Bats, pumpkins, and creepies!

Children's Nature Play Area 8400 Northwest Military Highway, San Antonio, United States

Join Ms Wendy, Coco the Friendly Tarantula, Mobi and Pumpkin Maiden to hear stories about bats, spiders and pumpkins, and make a bat cave for a bat. Then let’s have some fun at our nature playground, or head out into the park to look for spiders! We'll sing songs, read stories, have a make-and-take, andRead More

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Annular Eclipse Viewing

Open Fields by the Blue Playground 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, United States

Bring a Picnic Blanket or folding chairs out to the open fields to watch this marvelous spectacle. Free Eclipse Glasses - Make a Pinhole Viewer- Craft Activities - And more!

Free

Growing Native Milkweed Workshop

Butterfly Learning Center 1021 Voelcker Lane, San Antonio, TX, United States

Join us to learn how to identify, harvest seeds, and grow various native milkweeds of Texas from Native American Seeds’ specialist Michelle Gorham. Participants are provided seeds to sprout their newly acquired knowledge.

Free

Arbor Day Tree Scavenger Hunt

Greeter Tables at Phil Hardberger Park 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, United States

Bring some friends or the whole family for a morning walk in the park! We'll have a special Arbor Day self-led scavenger hunt to help you find and identify trees in the park! Pick yours up at one of our Greeters tables. Happy hunting!

Free

Dairy Days

Historic Voelcker Homestead in Phil Hardberger Park 1021 Voelcker Lane, San Antonio, United States

Join us for a morning out at the Historic Voelcker Homestead! The Southwest Dairy Farmers will present a live milking demonstration to teach us the modern milking process and the importance of dairy foods! See the 1800s stone house and the 1920s red dairy barn. We'll also have a farm animal petting zoo!

Free

Art in the Park: Autumn Step-by-step Painting

Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered, the group will go on a short nature walk to gain some inspiration for the autumn painting. Then we'll return to the courtyard area to execute an autumn-themed step-by-step acrylic painting on canvas board. We'll use images of nature and basic techniques to try our hand atRead More

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Art in the Park: Layered Paper Art

Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered, the group will go on a short nature walk to gain some inspiration for the Layered Paper Art. Then we'll return to the outdoor picnic tables to arrange materials and play with layering and cutting to make our artworks. We'll use images of native plants and basicRead More

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4th Saturday Nature Walk: All About Area Birds

Urban Ecology Center in Phil Hardberger Park 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Join us for a talk and nature walk led by our resident birding expert Patsy Kuentz. Cosponsored by both the Bexar and San Antonio Audubon Societies. In this program, Patsy will teach us about the local avian wildlife, both year-round and seasonal, and give us tips for spotting and supporting. This talk is part ofRead More

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Star Party

Urban Ecology Center in Phil Hardberger Park 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

Come observe the night sky and learn about constellations and planets with the San Antonio Astronomical Association! Take turns looking through telescopes brought by our local astronomers to see the stars, planets, and moon in the summer sky. Please bring your own flashlight with a red-light setting and a chair, dress for the weather, andRead More

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BLC Presents: 5 Common Butterflies of Texas and their Host Plants

Butterfly Learning Center 1021 Voelcker Lane, San Antonio, TX, United States

Learn about 5 common butterflies seen in Texas and how you can support their habitat with the plants that are native to Texas and readily available at local nurseries. In this presentation by Emily Hawthorn, you will learn about the butterfly life cycle and the difference between host and nectar plants. You will also seeRead More

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