Announcing SCC’s Fall 2020 Tours – Presented by Google and H-E-B

July 13, 2020  | By Shoal Creek Conservancy

We are excited to share with y’all our upcoming fall 2020 tour schedule! This year we are extremely grateful to announce that our tours are sponsored by our Presenting Sponsor Google with additional support from H-E-B! We are thrilled to be able to continue providing free, public tours – both virtually and not – with the generous support of our sponsors.

Our fall tours kick off this Friday at 5 pm with a Nature Photography Happy Hour led by Ian M. Wright, a field biologist with over a decade of photography experience. Ian specializes in macro and wildlife photography and will cover the basics of macro photography and the best ways to achieve results for cell phones, point and shoot cameras, and SLR.

On August 21st, we’re teaming up with TreeFolks to film a Tree Identification Tour! Join us on our virtual hike, while we identify and describe the trees found along a wooded section of Shoal Creek and provide you with tips and tricks for identifying trees on your next walk.

Central Texas Master Naturalists will join us this September 12th covering topics like the type of riparian soil, plants, and trees that are found in the two bio-regions, the Blackland Prairie and the Hill Country, found to the east and west of Shoal Creek.

In October, please join us on the 10th as we look for birds in Pease Park with Travis Audubon Society. With woodland, riparian, and open meadow habitats represented, we expect to see a diversity of birds from woodpeckers to herons.

Back by popular demand, we are hosting another Geology and Fossil Tour on November 7th with Austin Geological Society! This tour is for all ages, so bring your family for a morning of fun and join us as we take a walk through time.

Lastly, we hope you’ll join us on December 14th for an evening of urban stargazing with the Austin Astronomical Society! We’ll gather around telescopes and peer into the night sky, admiring visions of the past.

Thank you again to our community partners at Google and H-E-B for helping us better advocate for a safer, cleaner more accessible creek!

If there is a tour or event you’d love to attend but don’t see the topic listed here, let us know! Send programming suggestions to [email protected].