GREAT SATURDAY AFTERNOON EVENT WITH A REGIONAL EXPLORER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR …KEITH BOWDEN
All proceeds go to Frontera landscape fund
October 17 2p.m. Book signing, photo presentation and talk with Keith Bowden, author of The Tecate Journals, the true story of his amazing journey by foot, bicyle and kayak from El Paso to the Gulf by way of the Rio Grande. Its is an incredible trip, and Keith’s stories and pictures are beautiful, filled with cultural import and a look into life on both sides of the river. Frontera is sponsoring this intimate fundraiser to purchase plant material for the front of the large, oldmediterranean-style home, known as the Skaggs House, on the grounds of Frontera Audubon. Come spend Saturday afternoon meeting a colorful author and learning about the unmapped portions of the river. Event will be held at the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center, 301 W. Railroad. Reservations are suggested but not required. Suggested donation is $10. Books will be available for purchase. Please call the Frontera office for more information (956) 968-3275.
Oct. 2 and 3: THE BIRDS!!! …as reported by Mary Beth Stowe and Dan Jones
Kentucky Warbler.Hooded Warbler.Ovenbird.Yellow-Throated Warbler.Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher.Redstart.Summer Tanager.Gray Hawk (adult). Red-Shouldered Hawk.Northern Beardless Tyrannulet.Gray Catbird.Warbling Virea.White-Eyed Vireo.Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.Northern Parula.Nashville Warbler.Tennessee Warbler.Yellow Warbler.Worm-Eating Warbler.Black and White Warbler.Wilson’s Warbler.Hooded Warbler.Mourning Warbler.Northern Waterthrush.Common Yellowthroat.American Redstart.Yellowbreasted Chat.Least Flycatcher.Great Crested Flycatcher.Painted Bunting
THE EUPATORIUMS ARE BLOOMING…don’t miss the butterfly dance! We are celebrating this group of plants that is so popular with butterflies. And the milkweed vines are blooming, too. We expect a riotous explosion of butterflies. Be sure to bring your camera!
October. October is butterfly month at Frontera. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and view the amazing migratory butterfly population in our natural butterfly garden and the thicket. Hours between 10a.m. and 2p.m. are best! Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the Visitor Center deck.
Come enjoy an interpretative Butterfly Walk in the Frontera Thicket and neighboring Golden Raintree Farms with accomplished guides Gil Quintainilla and Richard Lehman on Wednesday Oct. 14, Thursday Oct. 15, and Friday Oct. 16. Each walk begins with a short presentation at 10a.m. in the Frontera Audubon Visitors’ Center. Reservations are suggested for the $10 event. Expect two hours of incredible nature, photo opportunities, and cold drinks and cookies.
Butterflies 101, a powerpoint overview of the area’s migratory group of butterflies, will be offered on Tuesday Oct. 27 from 10a.m. till 12 noon. Resident Naturalist, Richard Lehman, will be presenting the program and leading an interpretative butterfly walk through the Frontera Thicket following his presentation. Cold drinks and cookies will be available. To reserve a spot at this $10 ticketed event, please call the Frontera office at (956) 968-3275.