Explore nature at your back door as experts reveal the extraordinary plants and wildlife of East Texas!
The next Walk in the Woods is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. Attendees will be treated to an interactive wildlife presentation followed by an evening walk through the George Mitchell Preserve.
Our keynote speaker will be Kevin Gaines of Sky Kings Falconry and he will present birds of prey. A noted expert in the research and rescue of birds, Kevin will discuss various species and specifically the rescue work that his organization supports in the area.
Kevin has been working with raptors for almost 10 years. He has worked with birds as small as Kestrels and Conures to ones as large as Bald Eagles and Andean Condors! He has presented programs at the Texas, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mobile Renaissance Festivals, Callaway Gardens and numerous school programs. Recently, he started using his skills in the bird abatement field, and founded “Sky Kings Falconry Service” in order to spread the message of wildlife conservation and offer an environmentally friendly alternative to bird problems.
Located on the edge of the Big Thicket, Montgomery County is home to a diverse plant and wildlife population. Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series provides an introduction to the unique species that inhabit our community. Guest speakers recognized for their expertise present topics ranging from bats and owls to hummingbirds and habitat gardening. Featuring exquisite photography and occasionally live specimens, Walk in the Woods appeals to nature enthusiasts of all ages and levels of interest, from students to retirees.
For the upcoming spring season, Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series will take place on February 8, March 8, and April 12. All programs will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. Each program will focus on a different topic area and each program will feature an outdoor walk or presentation with a keynote speaker.