Spring Is Hinting At Us
by Laura M. de la Garza - Park Ranger
published April 2016

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.

Side Note:
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 call 956-784-7500. www.facebook.com/SantaAnaNWR

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
3325 Green Jay Road
Alamo, Texas 78516