Through his passion for conservation science Dr. John Gerling will help you learn about the projects and practices which are protecting our climate.
Thursday, September 21 2023 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
The Center for Urban Ecology is excited to announce the return of Flashlight Nights this summer! Join naturalists on an evening adventure through the trails of Quinta Mazatlan in search of frogs, owls, insects, spiders, scorpions and other creatures of the night. The program runs on select Tuesdays…
Tue, Jun 6 2023 8:30 PM — Tue, Aug 29 2023 10:00 PM
This presentation with Urban Ecologist, John Brush, introduces the world of hummingbirds, showcasing examples of the wide variety of hummingbirds found in the Americas. It delves into how hummingbirds fly, drink nectar, their special relationships with plants, and which species are found in the Rio…
Thursday, September 7 2023 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
This program is about exploring mindfulness in nature as a way to enhance your well-being. Spending time outdoors can: Improve memory Increase happiness Reduce stress Our program instructor will guide you through mindfulness exercises in our forest, focusing on seasonally relevant themes.
Saturday, September 2 2023 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Quiet Mind Yoga Studio will be at Quinta Mazatlan for a Summer series of outdoor yoga every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Guests are welcomed to come early and walk the Thornforest trails. Bring your mats, blankets, blocks, natural insect repellent, water and be ready to become …
Wed, Jun 7 2023 6:30 PM — Wed, Aug 30 2023 7:30 PM
Through her knowledge on the native plants of the Rio Grande Valley, Hanna Marble will help you learn about native plants and the kind of wildlife that live in our area.
Thursday, September 14 2023 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate and educate on the fall migration of Hummingbirds. We will have guided tours, native plant sale, arts & crafts, educational booths, food and marketplace vendors and a Hummingbird Cake Contest featuring local bakers! Fee to attend event is $5 adults, $2 children, Free for …
Saturday, September 9 2023 8:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Get ready for planting season! We'll cover the basics of garden bed preparation, mulching, and even some tidbits about plant propagation. This workshop is focused on native plants, but some of the recommendations apply to other types of gardens as well. Participants will: Learn about methods to re…
Saturday, September 2 2023 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Bring the family on Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. to Quinta Mazatlan for the Valley Land Fund’s Southern Exposure Youth Nature Photo Contest Awards Ceremony, Live Animal Display and Nature Photo Exhibit.
Thursday, August 17 2023 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Learn about native plants in the RGV, which ones might be good for your garden, why they are important for people and wildlife. We'll cover: What are native plants Resources to help you learn more The benefits of going native This workshop is good for both beginner and experienced gardeners. …
Saturday, August 19 2023 2:30 PM — 4:00 PM