Walking Tours – October 2013

September 29, 2013  | By Shoal Creek Conservancy

Join us for a series of free walking tours along the creek this October. The tours will led by Ted Eubanks, a skilled naturalist, historian and world-renowned photographer along with partner organizations. All walks will begin at the south entrance of Pease Park at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon. Parking is available along Kingsbury Road (1100 Kingsbury Road, Austin 78701). Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, and all ages are welcome. The walking tours will be conducted rain or shine, so please remember to bring a raincoat if rain is in the forecast.
See additional details below and please RSVP for one or more of the walks at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/4728474235.
  • Northern Reaches of Shoal Creek Walking Tour – Saturday, October 5. Heading north from Pease Park, we will explore the historic and natural treasures of the greenway, including beautiful Seiders Springs, ancient fossil beds, and the encampment sites of Generals Custer, Lee and Grant. This event is co-hosted by Pease Park Conservancy.
  • Lower Shoal Creek Walking Tour – Saturday, October 12. Heading south from Pease Park along the trail to the historic 3rd Street railroad tressel and the dramatic creek narrows, we’ll explore the unique history of this reach of the creek and the major changes planned along its banks  as we spot birds and other wildlife along the way. This event is co-hosted by the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association. 
  • Birds of Shoal Creek Walk – Saturday, October 19.  For birders hungry for a day away from the city, Shoal Creek is a feast. Birds migrate, nest and pass the greenbelt in staggering numbers and species that you would not expect to see in an urban setting are quite common.
  • Historic Bridges Tour – Saturday, October 26. Did you know that the 6th Street bridge over Shoal Creek predates the state capitol and is likely one of the oldest bridges in the state still used daily? Over 19 bridges cross Shoal Creek. Each a story unto itself; each a chapter in the Austin saga. Learn more on this walk co-hosted by Preservation Austin.
Thank you again for RSVPing online for the walks.