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Three of Comal County’s foremost nature experts plan to celebrate everything that makes the Texas Hill Country a “special place” for Earth Day 2018.

In Canyon Lake, Lindheimer Master Naturalists and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension return with their annual exhibition at Tye Preston Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Earth Day at Tye Preston Memorial Library

“Comal County and the Texas Hill Country are special places,” says Margaret Olivier, a trainee with Lindheimer Chapter Master Naturalists. “We hope this local Earth Day celebration will help people realize this, and foster a greater appreciation for this earth. It’s the only one we have.”

The event is aimed at children and includes many kid-friendly, hands-on activities.

Exhibits will teach about native grasses, bees, butterflies, birding, fossils, recycle/reuse, snakes, skins and skulls, composing and more.

“It is very important that our children learn to appreciate our environment at a  young age, and carry this through their lives,” she says.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service – Comal County Open House

Bring the kids for an open house 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 to see demonstration gardens on vegetables, flowers, compost, native grasses and much more. Kids can enjoy pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo and scavenger hunt. Ladybug release planned. Enjoy a butterfly display and gardens. Calvin Finch, Ph.d., horticulturist and director of Texas A&M’s Urban Water Program for Texas A&M’s Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, will be on hand to answer questions.

The office is located at 325 Resource Dr., New Braunfels.

Headwaters at the Comal

Headwaters at the Comal kicks off The Headwaters First Earth Day Celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at 333 E. Klingemann St., New Braunfels. Admission is free.

The event includes family activities, tours, and shows nature-lovers who to get involved with conservation and the environment.

Activities include making seed balls, scavenger hunts and nature journaling. Tree and plant giveaways also are planned.

Exhibitors include HEB, City of New Braunfels Parks & Recreation, City of New Braunfels Recycling, Lindheimer Master Naturalists, McKenna Children’s Museum, Wild Birds Unlimited of New Braunfels, City of New Braunfels Watershed Management Division, Edwards Aquifer Authority, and Texas Stream.

Located at the headwaters of the Comal River in New Braunfels — “Where It Begins,” according to its website, Headwaters at the Comal highlights the hydrological, environmental and cultural history of the region and provides a living demonstration of sustainable practices.

For more information, call 830-608-8937.



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