Programs and Projects

Big Thank You to our local

Master Naturalists &

Area Volunteers who help make

all the programs at ANC possible! 

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1st Saturday Bird Walks

OCT. 7th @ 7am

NOV. 4TH @7am

DEC. 2ND @7am 

 FREE to All!!!
If you have them, bring binoculars and field guide.
Stroll along and learn with Dr. Billy Teels.

How many species will YOU see?

Wendys Bird Mix

 

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SEPT. 23RD, 8 am to 10 am

Young Birders of Hood Cty.

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Where: Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Court, Acton, TX

What to bring: good hiking shoes, long pants,

insect repellent, sun hat/sunscreen,

binoculars (if you have them)
Are you young and interested in learning about birds and how to identify them?
Come join us during the peak of fall migration for a bird walk with the
Young Birders of Greater Hood County at the Acton Nature Center.
This walk will be led by young birder and Master Naturalist Jake Balmuth,
who will help us identify the birds we see and hear. We are likely to see some
of the species that frequent the ANC, such as Northern Cardinal,
Carolina Chickadee, House Finch, and maybe a
Ruby-throat Hummingbird. In addition, we will see some species
that are more unusual visitors to the ANC due to migration
and some species that are just now arriving from up north and will make the
ANC their home for the winter – for instance this Red-tailed Hawk.
This walk is intended for youth older than eight years,
who are interested in birds and birding;
however, parents with younger children are certainly welcome as well.
Young Birders of Greater Hood County

Mark your calendars! On November 18th from 9:30 to 11:00 am,

The Young Birders will have a class at

 the Acton Nature Center on how to identify sparrows.

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 Monarch Tagging Event…

FREE TO ALL!!!!

October 28th, 9 am to 12 pm

 

2012 Tagged Monarch

Spend the day with us at the beautiful Acton Nature Center and learn the life cycle of the
amazing Monarch butterfly. The king of the butterflies is currently in the midst of its epic
migration from southern Canada to the mountains of central Mexico. We will introduce you to
the Monarch Watch Program that has studied this incredible butterfly for twenty years. Your
journey will include education stations from the migration of the Monarch to the actual capture
and release of a live monarch. Volunteers will assist you with how to tag Monarchs.
How do they know where Mexico is? Come find out!
Long pants and closed toed shoes are recommended attire. 

email:   tagamonarch@gmail.com

Hosted By:

Texas Master Naturalist, Rio Brazos Chapter

Friends of Acton Nature Center

Hood County Development District #1

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Craig Curlee Photo

 ANC STAR PARTY Nov. 25th

FREE EVENT TO ALL!!! 

7:30 pm TO 10:30 pm

 Sponsored by:

Rio Brazos Master Naturalists

Friends of Acton Nature Center

Hood County Development District #1

click For information on

The Rio Brazos chapter of Texas Master Naturalists 

OR  contact us at, riobrazos.starparty@gmail.com

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S’ MORES with SANTA

DECEMBER 7TH, 2017

5:30 TO 7:30 PM

FREE FAMILY EVENT!!

Santa will arrive with all the lights flashing, and sirens ringing

on board one of DCBE-Acton’s Fire Trucks at approx. 5:45 pm.

He will then be carted to the cozy setting of the 1930s Farm House

where he will visit with each child to hear their wishes for a Happy Christmas.

While the children wait for their turn to see Santa, they will be able to

enjoy the Craft Station, set up by area Volunteers.

Parents are welcome to take photos at any time or place during the event.

This new addition to the Acton Nature Center’s  events looks to become a

Christmas tradition in our Community and we could not be more excited!

Weather permitting, there will be a campfire setting at the

Pavilion for the kiddos to make yummy s’ mores.

Thanks to the First Responders of Hood County for stepping up

and making this event a reality!!!

 

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3rd Annual Acton Nature Reptile Day

WAS AWESOM AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR!

Snake I 

Presented by…  MARK PYLE,

HIS FAMILY, AND

DFW Herpetological Society

Click here to learn more

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Come Out And 

  Explore!!!

Woods ANC

 

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Tour Acton Nature Center for Your Geocaching

 (click for  info on how to become a “cacher”)

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