Save the Date !!

Owl-oh-ween
October 29th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2016 Open House @ UHLNC

Young horned owls exploring their new world at Reveille Peak Ranch. (Courtesy of Jim Stacy)
Young horned owls exploring their new world at Reveille Peak Ranch.
(Courtesy of Jim Stacy)

 Lots of Family Friendly Fun!

Entry  and activities fee:  No charge
Food:  by donation

Great activities for the kids and adults, including:

Getting a closer look. (Courtesy of Paula Richards)
Brownies and rescued baby screech owl @ UHLNC. (Courtesy of Paula Richards)
  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  • Get crafty with art in nature projects
  • Learn how to cast and catch through angler education
  • Take a turn at building bird nests
  • Learn about keyhole, monarch and pollinator gardens
  • Check out cool bugs and reptiles that have their own versions of Halloween costumes called camouflage
  • Learn about the water collection system we built to keep our gardens green

    Honey bee out for an afternoon snack. (Courtesy of Paula Richards)
    Honey bee out for an afternoon snack. (Courtesy of Paula Richards)
  • Get the real buzz on honey bees
  • Explore our unique hill country geology and dig the cool archaeological finds
  • Learn about mammals and what makes them special
  • Take a hikes around the lake guided by Master Naturalists and Birders

Studying the wings of a butterfly. (Courtesy of Paula Richards)
Studying the wings of a butterfly.
(Courtesy of Paula Richards)

Hey, Dad’s learning stuff too! (Courtesy of Paula Richards)

How early Americans make fire…  the folks from Survivor could learn something from this guy! (Courtesy of Paula Richards)

How does a bird make a nest that holds up to wind and rain? (Courtesy of Paula Richards)

 Click for nature center location and directions…

In case of rain, we have a very large covered pavilion and will set up our activities and food there.

Here’s your opportunity to visit the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center and become familiar with our outreach capabilities.

Right on! The importance of the honey bee. (Courtesy of Paula Richards)
Learning how to protect honey bees and other pollinators.
(Courtesy of Paula Richards)

We’ve hosted well over a thousand guests in organized groups during our start-up phase.   In addition to the topics listed above, we  have included customized activities specifically designed to meet scout badge, core competency, TEKS and STEM requirements.

Our nature smart volunteers (mostly Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners)  bring their knowledge and love of nature to each and every event.

If you plan to bring 10 or more folks to our Open House or have any questions, please use the “contact us” form to send us an email.

Billy Hutson, Founding Director

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