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Open to the public one day only

Saturday morning, April 13th


Once a year, the public is invited to a nature preserve that is home to one of Central Texas' rarest creatures - the Golden-cheeked Warbler.


Located northwest of Austin, Baker Sanctuary is a 690-acre tract of virtually untouched natural habitat. The property is unique in that it remains one of the only places in the world where the Golden-cheeked Warbler nests and breeds. Only 27 counties in Texas are known to support this endangered songbird. The Golden-cheeked Warbler relies on the specific conditions found at Baker Sanctuary to survive in a world where rapid urbanization poses an increasing threat to its habitat.


Once a year, Baker Sanctuary opens to the public for guided tours. Trail walks this year will focus on Golden-cheeked Warblers, butterflies, plants, insects and the supporting habitat. Kids will take part in bird-related activities, including bird identification, making pine cone bird feeders, native seed activity and competing in games like a bird bean bag toss.


Admission is free! Enjoy a free lunch from 11:30 to 12:30. Visitors should bring their own water bottles to be refilled on site.


For more information, call the Travis Audubon Society at 300-BIRD (2473)

or visit www.travisaudubon.org.


WHAT:        Open House at Travis Audubon's Baker Sanctuary to support conservation of this critical habitat. Free and open to the public.


WHEN:       Saturday, April 13, 2013; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


WHERE:     12308 Lime Creek Rd. Directions and more information about Baker Sanctuary at: http://travisaudubon.org/home/?page_id=201 

You can download a flyer for the event by clicking HERE or on the image below.

(Click image above to download flyer)