Annual calendar of EWBC Programs and 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.
- Family Summer Adventure Challenge
- Summer Nature Camps
- Nesting Birds
- Reptile Ruckus
- Making Butterfly Bait
- Starry Night
- Making Music in the Park
- Toddler Play Dates
- Summer Adventure at the Wetlands
- Educator Workshops: Project/Aquatic WILD, Growing up WILD, WOW
Looking for cool activities to participate in with the whole family? Every other Thursday, join the EWBC Naturalist staff for some fun evening programs, check out the topics below!
Summertime marks the beginning of breeding season for a lot of our resident birds. Join us for a presentation on the types of nests made by various species and their individual building techniques and site preferences. Afterward, walk the trails with us where we'll look for nesting Mockingbirds, Kiskadees, and more. Also, learn what do do if you find a fledgeling bird. RR.
Date: Thursday, July 2nd
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Fee: Regular Admission, Members Free
The sun is out and so are the reptiles. Bring your family and enjoy interesting reptile elements, giving participants a close-up of these amazing creatures while learning about their special adaptions. Participants will also explore the grounds to find reptiles in their natural habitat. Sunbathing turtles to slithering snakes can be seen here at the EWBC. RR.
Date: Thursday, July 6th
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Fee: Regular Admission, Members Free
Are you curious to learn about the only mammal species that posses true flight? Come and discover the mysterious yet intriguing world of bats. Learn cool facts about these fascinating night creatures, which species can be seen in our area, and how beneficial they are to our environment. RR.
Date: Thursday, July 30th
Time: 8 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: Regular Admission
Do you want to attract butterflies to your yard but don't have enough garden flowers of garden space? Making your own butterfly bait is a great solution. This program will teach participants how to make bait food that will attract an array of butterflies with a simple fruit recipe. RR.
Date: Thursday, August 13th
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Fee: $2 members, $3 non-members
Explore the night sky in this program of astronomical proportions. Stars, planets, and galaxies are just a few of the things you'll experience. Find out what stars/constellations you can expect to see through a short introductory presentation. Afterward, with the help of our telescopes, venture out with us as we search the skies and wish upon a star. RR.
Date: Thursday, August 27th
Time: 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Fee: $2 members, $4 non-members
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.
Dates: Saturdays: March 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, Aug. 29th
Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6 pm
Fee: FREE ALL DAY
Please join us for a walk around our grounds as we introduce you to the abundant and varied wildlife that make our gardens and wetlands home. Binoculars, scopes and field guides are provided. Tours are available in English or Spanish. All walks are free with paid admission or membership. RR.
Call Monica at (956) 381-9922 to schedule a tour, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4 pm. One to two hour tours are available upon request, depending on availability of the Naturalist. Tours are free with paid admission or Membership.
And, as an added bonus, being a member with us gives you access and/or discounts at other nature centers & parks across the US.! Click here to see the full list of nature centers & other places that are part of the ANCA reciprocal membership program! You can also click here to see an interactive map of all the centers that are part of the program.
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!
Photographers that enjoy having photo sessions along the EWBC gardens and trails will now have the opportunity to purchase a photography pass Beginning August 1st! For only $75, pass perks include:
- Access to our grounds for photography sessions, anytime during the membership year (12 months), during regular business hours
-Free entry for the photographer and up to 15 clients per photo session*
-No limit on photo shoots
-After hours photo shoot, Tues. - Sat., for up to 2 hours at $50 an hour**
The EWBC grounds offer many scenic vistas, including our ponds, water features, trails, native plantings, and outdoor structures. For more detailed information, click here to view and print our photograph pass brochure. Call us at 956-381-9922 for any questions and/or to purchase your pass!
*Please note: Children 5 and under will also be included in the 15-person limit amount. Additional guests will pay regular admission
**A two week reservation is required for after-hour photo shoots. Last minute requests will NOT be accommodated
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands | 714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX 78542 | Phone: (956) 381-9922 Fax: (956) 381-0715