April 2013 Programs
Santa Ana & Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges • 956.784.7500
Directions: the Refuge and Visitor Center are 7 miles south of Alamo, TX on FM 907 about 1/4 mile east on Hwy. 281
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM: Nature walks
Wednesdays 10:00AM: Butterfly walks
Daily Hawk Watch through April 15, 8:00 AM to 1:00 pm
Daily Tram tours. Please come to the Santa Ana NWR Visitor Center
9:30AM, Noon & 2PM: to purchase your tickets at least 20 minutes before departure.
April 27, 8:00 AM to Noon: Volunteer Invasive Species work day at Santa Ana NWR. meet at Anzalduas County Park. Lunch is provided. Must be at least 18 years old.
April 6: Volunteer Work Day at Gabrielson Tract. Call for information.
April 13, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM: 6th Annual Park Day at the Palmito Battle site. Hear historians interpret the battle and learn about local wildlife conservation.
April 20, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: South Texas Refuges will have a South Texas Wildlife tent at the Vida Verde event at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen. Live critters, kids’ activities and more. Come see us!!
Laguna Atascosa NWR • 956.748.3607
Directions: the Refuge is 18 miles east of Rio Hondo, TX on FM 106
Refuge Habitats Tour: Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour guided tour through our coastal habitats including forest, prairie and the Laguna Madre on our climate controlled bus. Sundays 1:00PM – 3:30PM FREE, but reservations are required as space is limited. Call 956.748.3607 to make your reservation today. The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.
Family Fish Camp: Learn the basics of fishing from experienced anglers. FREE, more info and register at www.fishingsfuture.org . April 6, 9:00am – 2:00pm. Held at Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park, in Arroyo City.
Twilight Tour: Discover the refuge habitats and see which animals become active at night on this 2 ½ hour guided tour on our climate controlled bus. Bring binoculars and jackets. April 13, 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Call 956-748-3607 ext. 111 to make your reservation. FREE with $3 entrance fee. The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.
FEE FREE Sundays
Entrance fees for Santa Ana and Laguna Atascosa NWRs are waived the first Sunday of every month!