Days of Caring: Native Plant Garden & Trail Maintenance
Sep 19 2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Bring the family to the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center for this community volunteer morning. In partnership with the United Way, volunteers will focus on trail and native plant garden maintenance, as these paths and displays are essential for educating students and everyday visitors about South Central Texas wildlife and conservation.
FREE, but please Register on the United Way's DAYS OF CARING Website by clicking HERE.
Located at the western edge of Mission del Lake, 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.