This talk will focus on the conservation and public health science underpinning the need to manage domestic cats and identify opportunities for organizations and individuals to advance science-based solutions that benefit cats, wildlife, and people. It will follow a brief business meeting.
Propagation Basics is a workshop for the beginner propagator and for those who need to refresh their propagating skills. The basics of plant propagation will be reviewed to give the home propagator some background. The skills and the process of both stem cuttings and division presented will give the beginner two ways to propagate with some level of success.
Join us on the last Wednesday of every month at noon to learn more about the "bugs" you should know.
Planning and Preparation to Restore Native Grasses & Forbs
Bird Friendly Webinar with our three Texas Audubon Centers – everyone is invited to enjoy nature and discover an entry point for bird conservation at the center and at home!
This class is comprised of four topics and ends with an optional one-on-one personalized landscape for which attendees may bring sketches or pictures of their landscape. Attendees will receive four books that will be utilized throughout the program.
Explore the Garden’s many native plants on the Texas Native Trails and throughout the Garden. Unearth the ways native plants conserve water and adapt to their local environment, and learn how to grow these resilient plants in home gardens
At this one-hour presentation, learn about the Karankawa culture.
Conference on Climate Science: The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment invites you to challenge your thinking and delve into the less well-known aspects of the complex and multi-faceted, "wicked," climate problems we face today, problems that have no solution, but may be amenable to management. Themes include how we can stimulate more interdisciplinary perspectives and what further understanding is needed to inform policy for constructive environmental interventions.
Not every insect in your garden is a villain. Learn how to recognize beneficial and non-beneficial bugs and insects in your landscape. Entomologist Molly Keck will discuss the most common local bugs and integrated pest management solutions to safely manage their populations in your garden.
Beginning bird walk with Barbara Sykes, San Antonio Audubon birder, at Judson Nature Trails.
Join SamtheFungi to explore the importance of mushrooms in the environment, the basics of mycology, and how to begin exploring their wild world! This class is perfect for people of all ages and will cover terms commonly used by Mycologists. Learn about the local ecology and how to support the fungus in gardens!
What makes mushrooms so great? Look at mushrooms such as Reishi, Lions Mane, Turkey Tail, Maitake, and Cordyceps, to learn about adaptogenic benefits for the body and the benefits for the environment.
Learn how to use native plants to support robust ecosystems and provide habitats for birds, butterflies, bees and more in your garden. In this series, discover how ground cover, water features and lighting affect livability for wildlife.
Learn more about: conservation easements, riparian areas, rangeland conservation, sustainable grazing.
Participants will focus on two types of propagation, the seeds of plants (sexual) and the stem cuttings of succulents (asexual). Demonstrations of both types of propagation will take place during this workshop.
Monthly Webinar for Advanced Training
Learn the impact of Chinaberry Trees on native aquatic species.
Game species focused presentations featuring on the Kerr WMA, feral hog research updates, an update on CWD and a tour of WMA.
Learn how to propagate milkweeds to transplant into a Monarch Waystation or Pollinator Garden.
The more we understand about bird biology and behavior, the easier we can make their journeys
Learn how to recognize beneficial and non-beneficial bugs and insects in your landscape.
This is a bird identification trivia game pitting the Merlin Bird ID app against an experienced birder and the live audience
Best tips and tricks for propagating from live plants
Texas Triple-P Level I Certified: The basics of plant indentification, phenology & value
Fall pasture management program regarding weed/brush management, picolinic acid chemistry, and pasture insects
Have you ever wondered what triggers migration, how birds navigate, or the challenges they encounter? Join us for a Q&A focused on bird migration.
A half-day workshop that will teach landowners how to evaluate their property’s habitat and what options are available for wildlife management. This workshop also proviedes a chance to connect and learn from local professionals who specialize in helping landowners like YOU!
The seminar will discuss strategies and incentives to conserve water in landscaping including rainwater harvesting, native plants, and irrigation methods.
Get prepared for bugs and critters that are attracted to fall vegetable gardens! Join Molly Keck, entomologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, to learn how to manage these pesky bugs so more of the fruits and veggies can be enjoyed! Guests will receive complimentary seeds to plant in their own gardens.
Explore the sights and sounds of the nocturnal nightlife, learn to identify bats, recognize hooting and croaking frogs, and learn about native plants in the Garden.
These en plein air workshops will engage participants of all ranges and abilities who have an interest in Sketching in the Garden, and the focus will change monthly.
Managing small acreage for lifestock or wildlife through a drought
Stay connected with the latest monarch conservation topics by attending our free monthly webinars.
Peggy Sechrist, an advisor to the Soil for Water Initiative (a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology), will share key soil health principles that have been emerging in the field of soil science for the last 10 years.
Learn how to survive drought and all about rainwater catchment systems.
Join us for "Plant Identification". We'll have 5 short presentations from experts in the field and will be giving away lots of DOOR PRIZES!
Inspiring presentations, thoughtful panel discussions, and a full day of networking and building connections.
Learn how to write a grant for TPWD Projects
Join us for journaling in the gardens at Riverside Nature Center where we learn about plants as we sketch and document what we find growing today.
The presenter will teach how to identify Texas native trees and shrubs using a dichotomous key developed specially for the ranch by the late Margaret Bamberger.
Edward Rogers will discuss issues and solutions concerning light pollution with a focus on flora and fauna.