Urban Ecology Center in Phil Hardberger Park

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4th Saturday Nature Walk: Family Friendly Insect Find & ID!

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 Nicolas Phillips, an expert student of Entomology and an award-winning insect collector. Nick will guide the group, helping locate and identify insects to collect and examine. If you've ever wanted to learn more about identifying various native arthropods, this is a great opportunity to gainRead More

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Aquatic WILD Workshop

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

Professional development for anyone who works with education of children: Aquatic WILD invites you to explore and share the fascinating world of aquatic wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities. You will experience engaging TEKS-aligned activities while networking with other educators. Workshop Participants Receive: 6 hours TEA-approved CPE and TEEAC Credit Aquatic WILD K-12Read More

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4th Saturday Nature Walk: Annual Wildflower Walk

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

Join us to learn from Master Naturalist Jerry Morrisey of the Native Plant Society as he leads us around the park's trails, identifying and discussing wildflowers. Learn about the wildflowers blooming in the park and why different species are vital to our park's wildlife and biome. If you've ever wanted to learn more about identifyingRead 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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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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Nature Walk: Invasive Plants

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

Join us on a nature walk to learn about the difference between native plants that are meant to be in our ecosystem and invasive plants that have been introduced and now cause ecological problems. Cheryl Hamilton is a Master Naturalist and an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Native Plant Society ofRead More

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Nature Walk: Ethnobotany

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

Join us on a nature walk with Josie Gonzales, a Certified Interpretive Guide, and Texas Master Naturalist. She’ll discuss Ethnobotany — how people of a particular culture and region make use of native plants. Plants sustain people not only as food and as medicine but provide materials, dyes, tannins, wax, latex, soap, resin, and oil.Read More

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4th Saturday Nature Walk: Wildflowers in Hardberger Park

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

Join us to learn from Master Naturalist Jerry Morrisey, of the Native Plant Society, as he leads us around the trails in the park identifying and discussing wildflowers that can be found. Learn about the wildflowers blooming in the park and why different species are vital to our park's wildlife and biome. If you've everRead More

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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 nature walk led by our resident birding experts Patsy Kuentz and Lora Reynolds of the Bexar and San Antonio Audubon Societies! In this program, our leaders 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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Family, Outdoors: Oak Loop Trail Walk

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

Bring some friends or the whole family for a morning walk in the park! We'll set out from the Urban Ecology Center and walk to along the Oak Loop Trail for approximately 1-mile round trip. The oak loop trail is completely unpaved and is a bit rougher than our other trails, but it's a greatRead More

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Autumn Scavenger Hunt: Trees!

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

Fall is one of the best times to take a walk in the park and look at the trees! Stop by one of our Volunteer Greeter's Tables to pick up a tree scavenger hunt in celebration of Arbor Day. Take the scavenger hunt out into the park to check off which trees you identify. FunRead More

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BLC Presents: Bats as Pollinators Walk

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

Join Master Naturalist Nicki Apostolow on a flat-terrain, slow paced plant walk to explore the native plants that support flower-nectaring area bats! Meet in the courtyard at the Urban Ecology Center. Nicki will lead a walk around the UEC and on nearby trails to discuss the fall blooming native plants that support our nocturnal pollinators.Read More

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