Annual calendar of EWBC Programs and Events:
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Calendar of Valley-Wide Events:
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RR: Reservations Required
Please make reservations at least two days in advance, unless otherwise noted, by calling us at (956) 381-9922.
NEW Spring Hours!
Center Hours: Ground Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday: 7am-6pmPlease feel free to call our center at (956) 381-9922 for any questions.
Sunday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Please help our site by paying the admission fee at the interpretive center building at the end of the cement sidewalk.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Vegetable/Herb Plant Sale!
The EWBC will be selling a variety of vegetable and herb plants, while supplies last! Plants to be sold include zucchini, tomato, cucumber, as well as a few herbs such as basil and lemon grass. See the full List below:
Cherry tomato Price:
Tomatillo $3 for 5-inch pots
Early girl tomato $5 for 1-gallon pots
If you are interested in purchasing some of these vegetable and herbs, come by the interpretive center and ask to Interpretive Naturalist Monica Barrera. You may also call our center ahead of time at 956-381-9922 to order what you will like so we may have them ready to be picked up!
Become an EWBC Volunteer!
Interested in making a difference in your community? The EWBC is always in need of volunteer help! If you like working to help wildlife and want to share your talents with others, we have many opportunities designed to get you involved! Click here to visit our volunteers page and learn more!
In the coming months...
Look below for our upcoming programs and events. To receive news and events by email click here. In the left column you will find the year-long calendars for EWBC and Valley-wide Events. Our Kingfisher Newsletter can also be downloaded or viewed below.
Are you or someone you know interested in nature? Are you interested in learning more about college and career options in the natural resource field? Then Leadership in Nature is the trip for you! LIN is a five day intensive program designed to introduce high school youth, ages 14-18, to career opportunities in the environmental arena. This educational, yet incredibly fun, trip will introduce youth to the environmental world, while also establishing useful contacts with professionals in the field!
Click here to go to our upcoming trips page to get more information and to download the application.
Family & Youth Programs:
Friday Night with a Naturalist
Join us for presentations by some of the best naturalists and nature enthusiasts in the Rio Grande Valley! On the third Friday of each month, EWBC invites different speakers to share their knowledge of birds, butterflies, plants, and more!
Program and admission are FEE! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and presentations are from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. RR.
January 18th: Cavity-nesting Birds- Dr. Brush
February 15th: Compost- Roy Custodio & Priscilla Rodriguez
March 15th: Optics-Dr. Chevy Lee, M.D., P.A.
April 19th: LRGV Cacti- Diann Ballesteros
May 17th: Scorpions- Dr. F. Zaidan
On the last Saturday of the month, EWBC will open its doors for FREE to the general public. Perhaps you have been on our grounds but not inside the center. Come on in and see what great opportunities and nature adventures await your discovery! Throughout the day, there will be activities, short games, and scheduled nature hikes. Binoculars are available free of charge. Free entry does not include fee for concurring programs and activities.
When: Saturdays: Feb. 23rd, March 30th, April 27th, May 25th
Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6 pm
FEE: FREE ALL DAY
Evening at the Wetlands
EWBC invites families to come and enjoy an Evening at the Wetlands! Learn all about our wonderful wetland habitats, including what defines them, where to find them, and how they help the environment and wildlife! Then take a walk outdoors and explore our wetlands first hand! This program will include a presentation by a local expert, a guided wetland walk, and a fun and interactive wetland wildlife show & tell! A great night to explore, so come and revel on this night at the wetlands!
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
Time: 6 p.m.-8p.m.
-Talk: @ 6 p.m.
- Show & Tell @ 6:30 p.m.
- Wetland Walk @ 7 p.m.
Prickly Pear Harvesting & Jelly Making
Learn all about the native Prickly Pear cactus, when the tunas are good to harvest, and how to utilize the gorgeous fruit in making delicious jelly. Guest speaker is Kathy Pechacek, owner of River's End Nursery-Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees. She will be leading the program and discussing with participants the wonders of the Prickly Pear and she will also be bringing other types of jellies she's made with other fruit trees found at her site. RR.
Date: Saturday, May 25th
Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands | 714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX 78542 | Phone: (956) 381-9922 Fax: (956) 381-0715