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Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Nature at Night: Owl Night

San Antonio, TX
Join us for crafts and fun facts about owls and their nocturnal friends. You might meet an owl or two on our trails!Special Owl Prowl for our more advanced birders and family owl prowls for everyone. Remember, space is lim... read more

Beginner Bird Walk

San Antonio, TX
Travelling by foot, this bird tour is perfect for the beginning birder! Your guide will go over basic bird identification techniques, proper binocular use, and apply them in the field. Experience several of our varied habi... read more

Walk through the Wetlands

San Antonio, TX
Guided hike of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center’s wetlands. We will explore the fauna and flora, history, restoration efforts, partnerships and other wonders that reveal themselves to us along this beautiful 3 mile hike.

Flying Wild Workshop

San Antonio, TX
Help students connect with nature; embracing community outreach, service learning, conservation and stewardship of our natural resources with activities that incorporate language arts, social science, math and science.

Fall Nature Photography

San Antonio, TX
Aimed at teaching participants the principles of photography, each lesson covers a different topic that will help the participant get the best out of their photo equipment.

Green Gifts: Make and Take Holiday Gifts

San Antonio, TX
Get your holiday shopping done while learning a new skill! Make a festive wreath from native plants, a beautiful table decoration inspired by the yule log, nature-inspired ornaments, and more. Learn legends and ethnobotany... read more

Planning Your Backyard Habitat

San Antonio, TX
Learn how to successfully plan your wildscape. We will discuss techniques to make the most of a homeowner’s property.

Running Tour of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

San Antonio, TX
Go for a run through the habitats of Mitchell Lake – it is full of winter wonders! We will run at a moderate to slow pace while observing the varied fauna and flora the center has to offer. We will also touch on the histor... read more

Going Beyond Birding Basics

San Antonio, TX
If you have been birding for a while and know the basic skills, but want to know more about both the principles and pitfalls of field identification of birds, this is the class for you. The class will feature presentations... read more

Coot Scoot Kid Run

San Antonio, TX
Enjoy the winter wonders Mitchell Lake has to offer – for free! Bring the family and walk and/or drive (weather permitting) our trails to enjoy the wetlands teeming with winter waterfowl and everyone’s favorite – Pelicans.... read more
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Past Events

Winter Planting for Spring Success

Winter Planting for Spring Success

San Antonio, TX
This program is aimed at teaching homeowners how to successfully plan their garden for the spring. We will go over preparation techniques so homeowners are in the best position to succeed once planting season arrives. There will be a lecture and field component for a total program length of appro...
Saturday, November 4 2017 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Raptor Run

Raptor Run

San Antonio, TX
Join us for our Raptor Run for Kids. One mile trail run to get healthy and learn about the rulers of the skies – Raptors! All participants will receive finisher medals and refreshments. Raptor costumes encouraged. Photo ops and crafts available for 30 minutes before and after run.  Schedule:9:0...
Saturday, October 21 2017 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Birding Basics

Birding Basics

San Antonio, TX
Learn about birds, their varied habitats, identification techniques, and binocular use in this intro to birding. We'll also cover attracting a variety of birds to your backyard with native plants. Make sure to use your member discount code if you are a member!
Saturday, October 7 2017 8:00 AM 11:00 AM

Seeds of Knowledge Series

Seeds of Knowledge Series

San Antonio, TX
Create art and useful objects and nibble or sip on natural refreshments from plants found at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.  Cultivation and conservation will also be explored.  Ages 18+ June 4th – Seeds of Knowledge - All Things Yucca. This month features beautiful native yuccas. Create baskets,...
Sun, Jul 2 2017 10:00 AM Sun, Sep 24 2017 12:00 PM

Advanced Wildscaping: Solarization

Advanced Wildscaping: Solarization

San Antonio, TX
Most homeowners have non-native grasses established on their yards such as Bermuda, zoyisa, or St. Augustine. As the public gets more interested in native plants and attracting birds and other wildlife, they may undertake the daunting task of removal of these grasses. These grasses are extremely ...
Saturday, September 16 2017 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Backyard Amateur Photography Series

Backyard Amateur Photography Series

San Antonio, TX
Learn the ins and outs of photography in this series dedicated to the amateur photographer. These techniques will take you to the next level in your hobby. Bring: your favorite camera and any lenses you would like to use or we are covering that day. May 27th - Macro Photography - Close up photo...
Sat, May 27 2017 8:30 AM Sat, Sep 16 2017 10:30 AM

Bird Identification Series

Bird Identification Series

San Antonio, TX
Polish you bird identification skills with the series focusing on different aspects of bird identification each month.  Includes classroom and brief outdoor explorations.   June 9 - Bird of Prey ID - Our Summer Bird ID Series kicks off with a discussion and hike about Birds of Prey. We will take...
Fri, Jun 9 2017 8:00 AM Fri, Sep 8 2017 9:30 AM

Fun with Flora

Fun with Flora

San Antonio, TX
Learn uses of native plants, make crafts, learn survival skills and more.Join us for this workshop for creative and practical uses of yucca and prickly pear! This workshop is kid-focused with parents required, but all ages are welcome. Registration highly suggested! Members, please use discount ...
Sun, Jun 18 2017 1:00 PM Sun, Aug 13 2017 2:00 PM

Nature at Night: Meteor Madness

Nature at Night: Meteor Madness

San Antonio, TX
Get out to Mitchell Lake to see the Perseid meteor shower!  We'll have family-friendly night hikes, crafts, and you might even see a bird or two!  Our Nature at Night event is from 8:30-10:00pm.  Your ticket reserves a spot on one of the Night Hikes but you are welcome to arrive any time after 8...
Saturday, August 12 2017 8:30 PM 10:00 PM

ARtsTEach Workshop "Beautiful Trash"

ARtsTEach Workshop "Beautiful Trash"

San Antonio, TX
This “Beautiful Trash” workshop, presented by ARTS San Antonio, is a great way to teach children what recycling means and how to do it. They learn about landfills and how recycling helps the environment and then then create their own work of art using recycled materials. The instructor will bring...
Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:30 AM 12:00 PM

Mailing Address

10750 Pleasanton Rd. San Antonio, TX 78221
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