|Smun98, Blue Heron, MLAC Flikr page|
Looking for day trips and things to do in San Antonio, one of our guests, Marylou from Katy, Texas visited the Birding Center and has returned with a favorable report. She told me of their miles of trails and more than 320 bird species. According to their website, "The Mission of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is to connect people with nature through conservation and community education focused on birds and their habitats."
"Just south of downtown San Antonio, the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located on a 1200-acre natural area. This unique and beautiful bird haven consists of the 600-acre Mitchell Lake, 215 acres of wetlands and ponds and 385 acres of upland habitat. Located on the northern edge of the South Texas plains eco-region, it is not uncommon to see American White Pelicans by the hundreds resting among an assortment of waterbirds such as Northern Pintail, American Avocet, and Green Heron. Where, in the summertime, Painted Buntings and Orchard Orioles can be heard and seen off the porch of the beautifully restored 1910 home that is now the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. The Center is nestled among a colorful garden of xeriscape plants that invites an assortment of birds, butterflies, and the occasional lizard." Compliments of the MLAC website
|Visitor Center, formerly housed at the McNay Art Museum|
Stop by the registration Center at Hidden Valley for further info and maps as well as other nearby natural areas to enjoy. Happy Birding...chirp, chirp!