Join the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center for the 10th Annual Hoot & Harvest Festival is a FREE community event that features a day of fun-filled and family-friendly activities that will entertain, engage, and educate everyone about the wondrous world of nature. Join us for hayride tours, local art & craft exhibits, native plant sale, LIVE bird presentations, butterfly walks in the garden, nature & conservation exhibits, games & crafts for kids, and more!
Located to the western edge of Mission del Lago, 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.
Learn more at The Mitchell Lake Audubon Center