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Annual calendar of EWBC       Programs and Events: 

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Kingfisher Newsletter

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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.

ATTENTION EWBC VISITORS:

The EWBC will be CLOSING at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1st and will remain CLOSED through Monday, July 4th due to the Texas Cook 'Em event happening on Saturday, and the 4th of July holiday being observed on Monday. Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Thank you.

Upcoming Events:

Check out the variety of programs the EWBC will be having in the coming months! Scroll down for details.

  • Toddler Play Dates
  • Summer Nature Camps
  • Family Summer Adventure Challenge - Journal now live & available for download!
  • Wetland Summer Evenings
  • Creatures of the Night
  • Nesting Birds
  • Black lighting for Moths
  • Dragonflies
Call us at 956-381-9922 for more information on any of these programs.
Challenge journal now available for download!

Download the challenge journal and register your family/team to participate! Call us at 956-381-9922 or go to www.naturechallenge.tamu.edu to register your team. Registered teams will receive a laminated "FSAC" Team Sign, a free summer pass to the EWBC, and other perks! Participation in the RGVFSAC is free, however many sites charge an entry or program fee. Families with children 18 and under can register!
All members of the registered team must be together while completing the challenges.
Click on the photo below to download the journal!

Summer Programs at the EWBC
Looking for great outdoor fun this summer? Join us at the EWBC for a variety of afternoon and evening programs that are sure to delight the whole family! Explore everything from night critters to dragonflies through these fun, yet educational programs.
Black-lighting for Moths

A fun thing to do during summer nights is to stretch out a white sheet, shine a black light on it, and see what kind of moths get attracted to it! Join EWBC staff as we discover what is flying around in the gardens after dark. RR.

Date: Thursday, July 14
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $2 members, $4 non-members
Dragonflies

The summer months are when we witness the biggest diversity of dragonfly species int he park. Join EWBC staff for a presentation to learn all about these majestic and symbolic creatures of wetland habitats. Afterward, join us for a walk where we'll search for these colorful insects! RR.

Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Regular Admission, Members Free
Boy Scout Day

Birds are some of the most fascinating creatures on earth. Learn the basics of birding, like how to use binoculars and field guides, and discover local birds as you fulfill the requirements for your Bird Study Merit Badge! Scouts will receive a certificate of completion. Badge not Included.

Date: Saturday, July 30th
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fee: $6 per scout

A parent or guardian must accompany the scout.  Free entry for scout leaders. Other non-participants present are welcome to enjoy the center and grounds and must pay the EWBC admission fee.

Registration is required. Deadline to register is Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Regular Programs:

Scroll down 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.
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 FREE. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and presentations are from 6 to 7 p.m. RR.

March 18th – Folklore of South Texas Birds w/Becky Reyes, EWBC Env. Educator
April  15th – Spring Migration w/ EWBC Staff
May 20th – Summer Nature Fun in the RGV

Spectacular Saturdays!

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 26th, April 30th, May 28th, June 25th, July 30th, & Aug. 27th

Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6 pm

Fee: FREE ALL DAY

Nature Walks

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.
Butterfly Walks

Join the EWBC Interpretive Staff on a search for our local butterflies that visit the gardens! Queens, Gulf Fritillaries, and even Zebra Heliconians await for you to discover them. Come on out and witness the beauty of these critters, and even learn about what plants they use for food and shelter.

Dates: Tuesdays, May-August
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

May ONLY:

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time:  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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!

Photography Pass Available!

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 

 
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