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February and March news from the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

February, 2012


Learning from Historic Texas Landscape Designs with Mike Pecen

Saturday, 2/18/12: 10 am to 12 noon 

This program will explore the idea of creating contemporary, conservation conscious landscapes guided by the lessons and successes of the past. After a brief survey of historic regional landscapes and styles, discussion will include heritage plants and their uses in landscape design, as well as invasive plants introduced by our ancestors. The class will be held both indoors and outdoors. Mike Pecen is a San Antonio landscape designer whose projects have earned LEED designation and an Austin Business Journal Going Green Award. He designed the rehabilitation plan for the National Trust's Villa Finale house museum in

San Antonio, and he is at work on other historic sites.

* Program fee: $10 for MLAC members; $15 for non-members
* Space is limited, RSVP is required

* For info or to RSVP: or call (210) 628-1639



 TogetherGreen Community Volunteer Day 

Saturday, 2/25/12: 9 am to 12 noon
Come help us prepare our native plant gardens for the spring. Some simple garden maintenance will help us to provide habitat for butterflies and other wildlife. You will learn about our great plants and what you can do at your home! No experience necessary, ages 12 and up.

*Free,space is limited, RSVP is required 

*For info or to RSVP: or call (210) 628-1639



Free Family Program: Kids Birding 101
Saturday, 3/3/12: 9 am to 11 am
Great program for kids to learn about bird identification and habitat. We'll learn how to use binuculars and take a hike to see which birds we can identify!


* Free, space is limited, RSVP is required

*For info or to RSVP: or call (210) 628-1639



Top 20 Plants for Birds with Judit Green

 Saturday, 4/14/12: 9 am to noon       

 Join us for this top 20 countdown to the most valuable native plants that will draw in birds to your backyard.  Many of the plants highlighted  are shrubs and trees that serve as valuable food sources, shelter and nesting opportunities.   We will also offer up some basic ID tips to help you identify the birds you might see on your roperty.   Birds are one of the easiest wildlife species to attract, so why not get started with a new and fun gardening project!  Judit is a  23 year employee of Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. and has been an Urban Wildlife Biologist in San Antonio for the past 17 years. She, along with many others, initiated the first chapter of Master Naturalists in Texas in 1996 and she still serves as advisor to the founding Alamo Area Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist™ Volunteer Program.  


* Program fee: $10 for MLAC members; $15 for non-members 

* Space is limited, RSVP is required

*For info or to RSVP: or call (210) 628-1639



 Words for Birds V

Sunday, 4/15/12 1 to 3 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Nature! Some of our favorite poets will read their works and works by others, alll inspired by nature, birds and the environment.  This is the 5th year of this great program at MLAC!


*Free,  No RSVP is required 


Basic Birding for Adults 

Saturday, 4/21/12 8:30 to 11:30 am

Do you enjoy watching birds & find birds interesting and beautiful? MLAC Docents Tom & Patsy Inglet share tools, tips, & techniques for you to build your birding skills. The class is 1.5 hours of instruction and 1.5 hours in the field. Bring binoculars & a bird field guide; we also have some to loan. Dress for a bird walk: long pants, dull colors, walking shoes, hat.


* Program fee: $10 for MLAC members; $15 for non-members

* Space is limited, RSVP is required

* For info or to or call (210) 628-1639


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