Volente e-News

June 09, 2009

Rabies Update, Anderson Mill Gardeners, Wildland Hikes

Update On Suspected Rabid Fox

Hi (e-News),
Just received word that the fox that was taken by animal control last week was tested and did not have rabies.

Jennifer Zufelt
City Secretary
Village of Volente

Anderson Mill Gardeners Luncheon

Thursday, June11, at noon will be the next luncheon meeting of the Anderson Mill Gardeners. Our Speaker will be Georgina Schwartz of the Texas Ornithological Society. Her topic will be Recognizing Birds in our Area.
We are preparing for our Gardeners Market, June 28. It was a huge success last year, we sold out of produce in the first hour. We are growing more but invite all local gardeners to participate. Contact Martha Wallgren martywallgren@yahoo.com or any member.
This charmer has been having fun while I water my squash. 
   Photo by Julia Land of warbler in her garden
If you like this image you might enjoy the movie at http://picasaweb.google.com/Sashapaco/WarblerMovie#
Julia Land

Interested in attending a meeting as a guest, membership, or to subscribe to AMG emails:
Contact ANDERSON MILL MEMORIAL | 13974 FM 2769| Volente Texas 78641| 512-258-2613| AMGC@volente.org

Free Guided Hikes In Preserve Areas

 Wildland Conservation Education Events in June
Explore properties only open to the public through special activities such as these guided hikes. To learn more about these events, or to register, please visit the calendar on our webpage at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/water/wildland/onlineregistration/ecowebevents.cfm
All events are free of charge.
Guided Hikes
Introduction to the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve
BCP Hike and Lecture Series hike - hosted by The Nature Conservancy
Date and Time: Saturday, June 13, 8 am to 10 am
Location: Location: Near the intersection of Bee Caves Rd and Hwy 71 in Bee Caves.  Directions sent upon registration
Description: Enjoy this special opportunity to learn about management techniques, including prescribed fire and brush management, employed by the Nature Conservancy on this 4,083 acre preserve dedicated to the BCP. Four miles of Barton Creek also flow within its boundaries, allowing a significant section of this locally famous creek to be conserved for future generations. The hike will be on a moderately challenging trail on rocky, rugged slopes. Ages 12 and up.
Birds, Butterflies, and Fossils - Kids hike

Date and Time:  Saturday, June 20th , 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Vireo Preserve, just north of Wild Basin near the intersection of Bee Caves Rd and Loop 360.  Directions sent upon registration.  
Description:  This adventure is designed for the young naturalist (12 and under). Our morning will consist of hands-on activities, which will include searching for 70 million year old fossils, catching and identifying butterflies, and learning about adaptation from a great horned owl. 

Daniel Dietz
Environmental Conservation Information Specialist
City of Austin - Wildland Conservation Division
3635 RR 620S,  Austin,  TX 78738-6807
512-263-6443   cell: 512-731-2517  fax: 512-263-1276 
Wildland Conservation volunteer and educational events found at