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Re-Connect to Nature with These Classes at the Cibolo Nature Center

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The newly named Cibolo Center for Conservation, located in Boerne, is a wonderful resource for all Texans. They have two beautiful campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center and the Herff Farm, with carefully maintained walking trails, and interesting exhibits for kids and adults that make this a popular spot. Education is also a big part of the mission here. In addition to summer camps, workshops are held for all ages throughout the year. Upcoming this month is the Prairie Restoration Workshop on February 20th, and next month is Introduction to Beekeeping.

Running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and led by Texas Parks and Wildlife staff, learn onsite about restoring and stewarding grassland prairie fields. The Texas Hill Country is home to many beautiful grasslands that have been severely degraded by overgrazing, erosion, and poor stewardship. Fortunately, land restoration strategies exist which may be applied to increase the land’s diversity and wealth of wildlife. For a nonmember fee of $40, attend this workshop highlighting stewardship practices, selecting and sourcing native seeds, and preparation of old fields for restoration, plus grants and programs to assist with land restoration. This is the last class in Land Stewardship series. Previous classes addressed prescribed burns, oak wilt, and wildlife tax valuation.

Re-Connect to Nature with These Classes at the Cibolo Nature Center

Photo: Tony Maples Photography

Feeling the nature vibe but don’t have land to restore? How about learning about beekeeping? On March 6, Mike Mendez will be leading a class at the associated Herff Farm from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mike Mendez is a Master Beekeeper, and the beekeeper for Jester King Brewery and Community First Village. This in-depth class will cover the basics, including start-up, equipment, costs, how to address issues, and more! Cost for nonmember attendance is $25.

Enjoy the Cibolo Nature Center daily from dawn to dusk or the Herff Farm Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The landscape includes a creek, a native prairie, a cypress canopy, and a spring-fed marsh filled with wildlife.