Summer Nature Series
Expert volunteer Master Naturalists will lead a two-hour program to get up close and personal with area insects.
Jul 19, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|Where||Abilene State Park|
|Contact Name||Ryan Hunter|
|Contact Phone||(325) 572-3204|
Presented by the Big Country Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists.
This summer Abilene State Park will offer a series of unique and exciting educational programs designed to enhance the way we view the natural wonders of our environment. The summer nature series will be held the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to noon. The programs, led by expert volunteers known as Texas Master Naturalists, will use the amazing park setting and hands-on activities to connect the participants to nature. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge for the programs, but normal entry fees to the park are applicable ($5 for everyone 13 years and older). The Summer Nature Series programs include:
Saturday, June 21st- Skins, Skulls, and Signs: An introduction to our resident wildlife
-Participants will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with all the things that animals leave behind, including skulls, bones, pelts, teeth, scat, and tracks. Then short guided hikes into the park will put your skills for finding wildlife signs to the test.
Saturday, July 19th- The Wild World of Insects
-Although the world of insects is all around us, our primary interactions with them include swatting mosquitoes, spraying wasps, and pouring honey on a warm roll (or tortilla). This program will give participants an up-close look at the insects that live all around us and introduce a few insects you may not have even known were there.
Saturday, August 16th- Plants of the Park: Connecting to our native vegetation
-We have all heard the saying “stop and smell the roses.” This program will show participants how to use all their senses to observe the amazing diversity that the plant kingdom has to offer. Whether it is the amazing color of a cactus flower or the rough texture of a tree trunk, everyone will find new ways to appreciate the plants of the park.