Thursday, January 15, 2009

Goose Island State Park January Activities

Mike Mullenweg, park interpreter at Goose Island State Park, sent the following description of activities for the park this January. An activities calendar is available on this website. Thanks, Mike!

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone survived the holiday without gaining too much weight. Come on out to the park and join us for some interpretive hikes and walk off a few of those holiday pounds.

Every Wednesday through Saturday – Spend the morning with our birding experts as they lead a walk through the park identifying the birds of the Gulf Coastal Bend. Walks will take place in the Wooded Area or on the Bayfront. Bring your field glasses and comfortable shoes. Call for meeting locations.

On Saturday, January 3rd join us at 7 pm when volunteers from the Corpus Christi Astronomical Society will lead a tour of the night skies. Learn about the constellations and see the moon, planets, stars and galaxies through the telescope. Bring your lawn chairs and your binoculars and meets us at the Recreation Hall for an informative and fun night.

On Saturday, January 24th Doris Mager, founder of Save Our American Raptors (SOAR), will be making a presentation involving three live birds of prey including an American Kestrel, Great-horned Owl, and a Crested Caracara. Come join her as she relates her experiences of spending the last 35 years dedicated to the preservation of American birds of prey. Show starts at 7 pm in the Rec Hall.

On Saturday 10th, 17th and 31st join us at the Recreation Hall for an evening of learning about nature. Topics include birding, history, plant ID, astrology and more. Programs change weekly. Call to inquire about this week’s topic (361) 729-2858.

On Sunday January 18th meet at the Rec Hall for “The C.C.C. in the Park”. The Recreation Hall at Goose Island was made by the Civilian Conservation Corps from the natural resources found nearby. Come join our park ranger as he talks about the role of the CCC in Texas State Parks and “shellcrete”, a type of concrete made from oyster shells.

Mike Mullenweg, Park Interpreter
Goose Island State Park
202 S. Palmetto (Lamar)
Rockport, TX 78382
361-729-2858 Office
361-729-1041 Fax

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