by Laura M. de la Garza - Park Ranger
As I walk around the refuge with the
scents of Spring tickling my nose, I can
see budding leaves emerging and hear
birds calling. Spring is always an exciting
time for me and my family. My kids
especially love to see the differences in
the seasons and enjoy the outdoors so
much more during this time.
With such great weather this winter, it
has been an amazing time to get out and
enjoy the birds and experience countless
hours of exploring the outdoors.
Santa Ana is a great place to bring your
little ones to explore and learn about
the many facets of the flora and fauna
of the Rio Grande Valley.
As busy as
we get with work and our daily chores,
we can sometimes forget that life can be
enjoyed so much more when we spend
time outdoors with Mother Nature.
As Mothers, we want the best for our
kids and this is the best time of the year
to explore our National Wildlife Refuges.
Here at Santa Ana National Wildlife
Refuge, our local families can enjoy a
wide variety of family friendly spring
programs. We will be conducting these
programs on Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am
and on Sundays 2:00-3:00 pm.
So the next time you and your family
find yourselves close to Santa Ana National
Wildlife Refuge open your mind
and get your spring on! You can be sure
the kids will be outdoors and engaged.
Laura M. de la Garza is
the Park Ranger for Santa
Ana National Wildlife
Refuge in Alamo, Texas.
The refuge is located
7 miles south of Alamo
on FM 907 about 1/4 mile
east on Military Hwy.
The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset
and the visitor center is open from
8-4 daily. For more information please
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
3325 Green Jay Road
Alamo, Texas 78516