What: Wild for Good Day
When: Sat., May 6, 8 am-2 pm
Where: The Campsite at Shield Ranch; 10417 Crumley Ranch Road
Learn more about the new Wild for Good Circle Supporter Group and how to become more involved with Shield Ranch. See the new off-grid Campsite at Shield Ranch for nature immersion experiences for all ages. Learn about how we protect our state’s natural wonders for future generations and increase community access to the Hill Country, especially for groups who otherwise may not have outdoor experiences.
To accommodate all of our guests, please choose one activity from the list below when purchasing your tickets. Activities include:
- 8-10 am; Birding
Spring on the Ranch is an exciting time to look for birds, especially the endangered golden-cheeked warbler. Laurie Foss, Travis Audubon Birding Brawl champion and Shield Ranch staff, has spent a decade birding at the Ranch and will share her passion for the place and birds. Capacity 15, open to all levels of birding experience
- 9:30-11:30 am; Hiking
Join Campsite/El Ranchito staff for a morning hike suitable for the whole family. Hit the trail for a general overview of the Campsite and Shield Ranch ecology, conservation story, cultural history, and natural features. Visit the historic Settler’s Cabin, Rocky Creek and explore scenic views. Capacity 20 for hike, ability to walk a moderate trail, age 6+
- 11:30 am-1:30 pm Art-making
Shift your perspective using colorful materials in the landscape to make art. Join artist and natural ink-maker Lydia Garcia of Ochre & Iron to experiment with natural pigments. No art experience is necessary. Capacity 20, Ages 8+
Light refreshments and snacks will be served at Horizon Hall at the Pavilion throughout the event. There will also be lots of opportunities to learn more about the Shield Ranch Foundation, Camp El Ranchito, and the Wild for Good Circle that helps support programming.