|New Braunfels, TX|
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Notes & Observations
5/24/22 – I remember the first time I experienced this bird. We were in New Braunfels to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and while waiting for our table, we walked down to the river and I heard the song of a bird I didn’t recognize. Merlin confirmed it as a Summer Tanager and I was elated. The very next day I ventured over to Cibolo Nature Center and we got an actual glimpse of a male and juvenile Summer Tanager for the first time. Since then, I’ve seen it a few more times on subsequent visits to Cibolo.
160 acres in the heart of Boerne, Texas, the Cibolo Nature Center offers miles of trails through five distinct ecosystems. In 1988, Carolyn Chipman Evans, her husband, Brent Evans, and a handful of friends envisioned a place to connect their community with nature. Beginning with a segment of the Cibolo Creek and its neighboring land and wildlife, this group of advocates worked tirelessly to ensure the creek’s preservation.
Some weekend mornings it’s tempting to stay home and relax, but it can be on those days when the greatest surprises await. I dragged myself to my favorite Pearsall Park this morning on a cloudy, slightly-sprinkly day. The clouds and cooler temperatures were a welcome break from the blistering heat of late.