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Bulverde Oaks: San Antonio's New, Urban Nature Preserve

  • Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve NW corner of Loop 1604 & Judson Rd. Bulverde, Texas (map)

Date: Saturday, October 15th

Time: 9 AM - 12 noon

Tuition: $25

Enrollment: 6 min./ 15 max.

Register by: October 8th

Location: Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Loop 1604 and Judson Road, 1/4 quarter mile outside the loop on the left side. A small sign and a large gate mark the location.

Walk the newly-built trail at Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve--an urban land-holding of Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas. View and identify a plethora of trees, vines and forbs. Visit natural resource conservation sites including the bat house, the bird watch, the butterfly station and the rescue honeybees’ repository. The one-mile, out-and-back trail meanders through wetlands and uplands. Wear closed-toe hiking shoes and headgear. Bring water and a snack. There are currently NO restroom facilities at the Preserve. However, a gas station is nearby.

Participants will receive a t-shirt, a map, a native plant list (with information on which plants are commercially available), a jar of honey and a Petite Pollinator Picnic. (Please indicate your t-shirt size when you register:  Sm   Med   Lg   XL XXL)

About the Instructor: Gail Gallegos is the Executive Director of Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas. She has a long, working history with Natural Areas creation and management, land conservation, restoration knowledge, wide-ranging community involvement and volunteer management experience.  She would love to spend every moment hiking, biking, planting, stargazing or somehow out in nature.

About the Instructor: Ron Tullius is a Texas Master Naturalist in the Alamo Area Chapter. He has led guided plant and nature walks at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, at UBarU Ranch, at San Antonio Parks and Recreation--Natural Areas sites, at Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, at Jackson Nature Park in Stockdale, and at the Headwaters of the Incarnate Word.