Cibolo Nature – January 2013

EVENTS
Every Saturday in January
Farmers Market at the Cibolo, 33 Herff Road, Boerne
9:00-1:00pm (Winter Hours)
The Farmers Market at the Cibolo features locally produced, high-quality organic or natural foods and products such as vegetables and fruits, heritage lamb, pork, farm-fresh eggs, exclusively created baked goods, artisan chocolates, edible ornamental plants and organic gardening supplies – plus a demonstration organic veggie garden.  Enjoy breakfast and listen to live music while you shop.
Cibolo Nature Center Programs

January 1-6
CNC offices closed for the Holidays
Trails are open—get outside & play!
(The Pavilion restrooms will be available)

January 12
Kids Club: Pet Rocks Rock!
Hey kids – ready for a pet but not ready for the mess? Come out to Kid’s Club at the nature center and find your very own pet rock. It is guaranteed to be the easiest pet you have ever cared for. Your parents will love it! Find your rock out here or bring one from home. We have paint, google eyes, glitter – all the things to make your pet rock ROCK!  For ages 3 – 103. No drop-offs, please.
Time: 10-11:30 am.
Location:  CNC Visitor Center
Cost: $5 per family

January 12
Second Saturday Volunteer Day of Service
Won’t you consider joining us?  The nature center needs your help to keep our buildings and grounds looking pristine and ready for visitors.
Projects: Trail Restoration at the Narrows and Woodland Trails
Time: 9-noon
Location: Meet at the CNC Visitor Center

January 15
Mother Nature’s Storytime:  Buffalo!
Buffalo are one of the biggest members of their family. They are the largest land animals in North America.  A long, long time ago the prairie land around the nature center was covered in buffalo.  We have a visitor at the nature center named “Cibolo” – a real buffalo head that you can touch and talk about.  What did it eat?  How did it stay warm in the winter? Are there any alive today?  Wear your walking shoes and bring a jacket so we can take a nature walk through the Cibolo prairie and imagine what it was like to walk with the buffalo.
Time: 10-11 am
CNC Visitor Center
Cost: $5 per family

January 15
Heron Rookery Training
This free training session is required of heron rookery monitors.
This class covers research on great blue heron rookeries and explains how the Cibolo Preserve project adds to this body of knowledge. Rookery monitors will sign up at the meeting. After the presentation, the group will visit a rookery site on the Cibolo Preserve. Please come and bring a friend.
Presenter: J. W. Pieper
Location: CNC auditorium
Time: 9 am – Noon

January 19, 26 & February 2
Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop
Do you have an agriculture tax valuation on your land? Are you interested in managing for wildlife? This in-depth seminar is especially for owners with more than 20 acres and emphasizes wildlife management strategies that improve native habitat and increase species diversity. Our presenters will help you gain land management knowledge, understand the history of this Texas law and fulfill requirements to qualify for a wildlife management tax valuation. Many participants complete the seminar with a concrete plan and are ready to apply.
Session 1:  Overview & Property Inventory

Saturday, January 19, 9 am – 1 pm
Session 2: Management Practices & Habitat Assessment

Saturday, January 26, 9 am – 2:30 pm
Session 3: WTV History and Update on the Law, Application Procedures & Putting It All Together

Saturday, February 2, 9 am – 1 pm
Presenter: Rufus Stephens
Location: CNC auditorium
Tuition: $80 single/$100 couple for members; $100 single/$125 couple for non members



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