Want to learn more about gardening for wildlife? The City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering a spring Habitat Stewards training beginning March 18, which will help you learn how to bring birds and butterflies to your landscape. Visit http://www.austintexas.gov/department/wildlife-austin to learn more and to register.
Monthly Travis Audubon meeting: iNaturalist: A Tool for Managing Your Observations and Supporting Conservation. March 20, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Rissman Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 7. Local naturalist and Texas Parks and Wildlife staffer Cullen Hanks will speak about iNaturalist, an online tool that allows you to post and organize your photographs in a way that generates data for conservation organizations. This presentation will review how to explore data on iNaturalist, as well as post and manage your observations with photographs or sound recordings. It will also review how Parks and Wildlife is using projects on iNaturalist to generate data on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), and how it plans to use that data to benefit wild populations. More information is available at iNaturalist.org.
At 6 p.m. March 27, join us for a free talk on the care and feeding of backyard birds at the Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive. Learn about native plants, feeders, nest boxes and water features.
Field Trips — Beginners welcome. Check the Travis Audubon website for details.
Super Tuesday at Inks Lake State Park, led by Terry Banks
Tuesday, March 4, 5:45 a.m. to early afternoon
Monthly Bird Count at Hornsby Bend
Saturday, March 8, 7 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Commons Ford Monthly Walk
Sunday March 9, 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, March 9, 7:15 to 11:30 a.m.
Two-hour Tuesday at the Lake Creek Trail, led by Ginny and Ray Steelman
Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Breeding Progam at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Two-hour Tuesday at Champion Park, led by Dan Callaway
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Super Tuesday at Emma Long Metropolitan Park, led by Ken Zaslow
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Colorado River Preserve, Bastrop County
Saturday, March 29, 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Golden-cheeked Warblers at the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve/Snowden Tract
Saturday, March 29, 7 to 11 a.m.
Compiled by Travis Audubon volunteers Jane Tillman and Raeanne Martinez