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Upcoming Events

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

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

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.

Planting with Purpose

San Antonio, TX
See how native plants can save you money while bringing hours of entertainment, watching the critters they attract.

Milkweed and Monarchs

San Antonio, TX
This program is aimed at teaching the benefits of planting milkweed and other pollinator plants, helping monarchs, butterflies, and other pollinators carry on their life cycles.

Running through the Wetlands

San Antonio, TX
Go for a run through the wetlands of Mitchell Lake, enjoy the amazing diversity of waterfowl and enjoy the beginnings of spring. We will run at a moderate to slow pace. We will also touch on the history of Mitchell Lake an... read more

Beginner Wildscaping

San Antonio, TX
Learn how to successfully plan your wildscape. We will discuss techniques to make the most of a homeowner’s property.Learn to save money, water, and time by planting native plants in your yard. These plants are also what o... read more

Technology in Nature

San Antonio, TX
Learn how to incorporate technology into your outdoor experience. We will discuss various apps, as well as other opportuntities to enhance your outdoor experience.

Monarch Migration Kids' Run

San Antonio, TX
Join us for our Monarch Migration Run for Kids! One-mile trail run to get healthy and learn about the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly. All participants will receive finisher medals and refreshments. Monarch and ot... read more

Become a Community Scientist: Frogwatch USA

San Antonio, TX
This Citizen Science program is aimed at teaching participants how to properly ID our local frog species and how to tabulate important data to properly track populations.This training will be supplemented with 6 months of ... read more

Advanced Herpetology Hike

San Antonio, TX
Learn about different types of reptiles and amphibians and their habitat of south central Texas. The walk will be approximately one hour in length along our upland trails and led by our resident herpetologist.  Please brin... read more

Wildscaping for Wildlife

San Antonio, TX
Learn to attract or deter native wildlife species from your backyard habitat using native plants and landscape design components. See how native plants can save you money while bringing you hours of entertainment watching ... read more

Birding by Ear

San Antonio, TX
Learn the skill of birding by ear. Identify different types of calls, tips for bird identification through calls, and learn proper techniques when in the field. The workshop will include both a classroom and field portion.

Reading & Writing in Nature

San Antonio, TX
Official National Poetry Month event. Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Kamala Platt will present a workshop on Writing & Reading about Nature. Focus will be on: Observation and Notation, Writing Exercises, Readings from Naturalist ... read more

Plants for Birds

San Antonio, TX
This program is aimed at teaching how to successfully plan a wildscape to attract resident and migratory bird species, aligning with Audubon's Plants for Bird’s initiative.

Words for Birds & Haiku Hike

San Antonio, TX
Official National Poetry Month event. Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Kamala Platt will present a workshop on Writing & Reading about Nature. Focus will be on: Observation and Notation, Writing Exercises, Readings from Naturalist ... read more

Family Flower Walk

San Antonio, TX
Enjoy the beauty of the wildflowers and gardens of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center with the whole family. Guided walk will be approximately 1.5 miles in length but you are welcome to turn back whenever you like. Bring your ca... read more

Migratory Bird Tour

San Antonio, TX
Travelling by van and by foot, this bird tour is perfect for learning more about Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and our wildlife! Experience several of our varied habitats on your tour to see a variety of bird species. This ... read more

Power of Flowers

San Antonio, TX
Explore the power of flowers to heal, protect, enhance, nourish and more. Create a field guide using your smartphone or camera as we hike and explore the powers of the flowers at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.
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Past Events

Coot Scoot Kid Run

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. As a special treat, we will have a kid’s run in the morning – the Coot Sco...
Friday, December 29 2017 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Going Beyond Birding Basics

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 and conversations in a classroom setting paired with guided practice in th...
Saturday, December 23 2017 8:00 AM 11:00 AM

Green Gifts: Make and Take Holiday Gifts

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 while creating masterpieces. All materials and plant derived refreshments...
Sunday, December 17 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Running Tour of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

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 history of Mitchell Lake and the efforts that have gone into preserving and resto...
Sunday, December 17 2017 9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Planning Your Backyard Habitat

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. Make sure to use your member discount code if you are a member!
Saturday, December 16 2017 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Fall Nature Photography

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. The November session, Portraits in the Garden, will demonstrate the finer points of shooting portraits in a garden setting....
Sat, Nov 11 2017 9:00 AM Sat, Dec 9 2017 11:00 AM

Walk through the Wetlands

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. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water and/or reusable water bottle. R...
Sunday, November 26 2017 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Nature at Night: Owl Night

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 limited. Schedule:6:30-9:30PM Crafts, Games, and Fun!6:30PM Advanced Birder O...
Saturday, November 18 2017 6:30 PM 9:30 PM

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

Mailing Address

10750 Pleasanton Rd. San Antonio, TX 78221
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