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Nature Nights: Birds of Prey & Reptiles

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Athena the owl

Nature Nights are free, family-friendly events filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages.

Swoop in this evening for our Birds of Prey & Reptiles Nature Night. Get ready to witness and learn all about things that wing, critters that slither and other fantastic creatures who stalk and hunt to survive. You won’t want to let this night fly by!

Free admission 6 – 9 p.m.
Regular admission is charged during the day until 5 p.m. Admission is always free for members.

This program will take place in person at the Wildflower Center. Face masks are optional when visiting our Center. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.

Wildflower Café will be open with a pop-up tent in the Courtyard with food and drink for purchase.

Reservations to Nature Nights are encouraged but not required and open 7 days in advance. Walk-ups are welcome at our Admissions Kiosk from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Birds of Prey & Reptiles Schedule

Scheduled Events

Birds of Prey Demonstration with Ed Sones, Family Garden
6:30 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided) & 7:30 p.m.

Walk and Talk: Birds of Prey with Jane Tillman of Travis Audubon Society, Meet at Courtyard Spring
7:00 p.m.

Walk & Talk: Snakes with Curator of Herpetology, Travis LaDuc, Ph.D of University of Texas Austin (recommended for ages 7+), Meet at Courtyard Spring
7:45 p.m.

Ongoing Events

Snake Meet & Greet with Austin Reptile Service

Construct a Snake out of Leaves with Wildflower Center Volunteers

Learn Frog & Toad Calls with Capital Area Master Naturalists

Create a Mosaic Paper Bald Eagle with Wildflower Center Volunteers 

Explore Reptiles with City of Austin

Learn How Snakes Move, Hear & Smell with Wildflower Center Volunteers

Scavenger Hunt

Tessellation Found in Reptiles + Stained Glass Activity with MathHappens

Explore Birds of Prey Collections

Make an Owl Mask with Travis Audubon

Owl Pellet Activities with Wildflower Center Volunteers

Arts & Crafts

H-E-Buddy will be out with treats and smiles!

Free Gift for ages 12 and younger in the Wildflower Center Gift Store who complete the scavenger hunt!

Don’t miss the huge summer clearance sale in our Gift Store.

And Much More!

Helpful Info:

Wildflower Café will have a pop-up in the Courtyard with food and drink for purchase.

Limited parking is available in the Wildflower Center parking lot on a first come, first served basis. Additional parking can be found on LaCrosse Avenue and guests may park in the adjacent neighborhoods. Please be mindful of hydrants, signs, driveways and pedestrians.

Bring a refillable water bottle! We have many fountains and water stations.

We recommend sunscreen, insect spray, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes for walking.

Visitors may bring picnics. Please be mindful of your trash.

Per Wildflower Center policy, dogs are not permitted (with the exception of service dogs).

Find more helpful info here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:
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June 16
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Austin, TX 78739 United States
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