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Humming your way into a new month

Humming your way into a new month

Brazos River Roundup for February

Upper Basin

  • Feb. 15: MINERAL WELLS - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway, 100 Park Road 71 in Mineral Wells.
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a wild walk, crawl and scoot through some of the most remote areas of beautiful Penitentiary Hollow. This is a strenuous walk involving some crawling through tight spaces in rock cracks, crevices and short caves. Expect to get dirty! Reservations are required. Call 940-328-1171. The program is free with paid park entrance fee or a State Park Pass.
For more information, contact David Owens at (940) 328-1171, x222 or david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov.

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  • Feb. 18 & 19: ABILENE – 2020 Texas Farm-Ranch-Wildlife Expo

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 at Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Hwy 36 in Abilene.
A one-of-a-kind agribusiness event that serves as an opportunity for vendors to interface directly with a combination of farm, ranch and/or wildlife managers and rural consumers in the Big Country. The Texas Agrilife Extension Office provides continuing education opportunities for the Big Country agribusiness community.
For more information, Kim Bosher at 325-677-7241.

  • Feb. 22: ABILENE - Black History Month Celebration with the Buffalo Soldiers

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at Abilene State Park, 150 Park Road 32 in Tuscola.
In celebration of Black History Month, join the Buffalo Soldiers as they travel up the trail to Abilene State Park.  Pvt. Mack, Lt. Dolifka, and Sgt. Padilla may have some friends with them, so this is sure to be a memorable time.  Enjoy stories of the past, history brought to life, and memories to be made. The soldiers are tasked with patrolling the entire state so it may be some time before they're back in the area. All presentations and activities are free with normal park entry.
For more information, contact Luis Padilla at (512)389-8569 or luis.padilla@tpwd.texas.gov.

  • Feb. 29: MINERAL WELLS – Kid’s Wilderness Survival

2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway, 100 Park Road 71 in Mineral Wells.
An excellent program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids. This course is a fun way for kids to learn how to stay safe in the outdoors and learn what to do if they become lost. The course includes interactive games, demonstrations and a hike on a nature trail. The course requires kids accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth group leader. Reservations are required. Call 940-328-1171 ext 222. The program is free with paid park entrance fee or a State Park Pass.
For more information, contact David Owens at (940) 328-1171, x222 or david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov.

 

Central Basin

  • Feb. 1: GLEN ROSE – Park Clean Up

9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59, in Glen Rose.
Grab a buddy or four, a pair of gloves, and get ready to make a difference! This is your chance to give back to the park, the environment, and your community. With all of us working together, we can make a significant positive impact. All participants picking up trash will receive free park admission all day. Trash bags will be provided. Bring gloves, water and a willingness to help.
For more information, contact Zachary Riggs at (817) 776-3924 or zachary.riggs@tpwd.texas.gov.

  • Feb. 8 & 15: CLEBURNE – Coffee With Rangers

    8:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 8 and 15 at the Cleburne State Park, 5800 Park Road 21 in Cleburne.
    Join the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for campfire coffee and questions with rangers. Coffee will be provided, or you can bring your own. Cups are not required but are encouraged. 
    Coffee's better outside!
    For more information, contact Michael Smith at (817) 645-4215 or michael.smith@tpwd.texas.gov
     
  • Feb. 8 & 15: GLEN ROSE – Track Talk

    3 p.m. Feb. 8  and 15 at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59, in Glen Rose.
    Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of the dinosaur tracks! Join a Ranger as we step back in time and discuss the dinosaur tracks that put us on the map. Meet: At the Main Track Site. Bring: Your questions. Cost: Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass.
    For more information, contact Zachary Riggs at (817) 776-3924 or zachary.riggs@tpwd.texas.gov.

 

Lower Basin

  • Feb. 21: COLLEGE STATION - Nature Center's Star Party
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7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lick Creek Nature Center, 13600 East Rock Prairie Road in College Station.
All ages are invited to join to learn about the astronomical world. Light, galactically-themed refreshments will be served as we explore the sky from the Nature Center. Admission is free! The park displays a variety of native plant and animal species, including the endangered Navasota Ladies Tresses. It also offers five miles of marked trails and provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities, and nature study.
For more information, go to cstx.gov/lickcreek or call 979-764-6216.

  • Feb. 25: TEMPLE - Hummingbird Highlights

    5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Sammons Community Center, 2220 W. Avenue D in Temple.
    For something so tiny, the hummingbird is so dynamic! Pick up some interesting facts about this fantastic, flying jewel that is the tiniest of all bird species. Our local "hummer" enthusiast will share information on behavior, migration patterns, habitats and feeders. Discover also how relatively easy it can be to plant "nectar gardens" to assist the hummingbirds in their feeding needs while migrating through Central Texas. Event is $5.
    For more information, call (254) 298-5403 or go to https://www.ci.temple.tx.us/.


If your group or organization would like to add a future event to the Brazos Basin Calendar, email the information to cassie.smith@brazos.org.

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