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Voelcker Park Event to feature birding tour

SAN ANTONIO, TX.-   Beginning and experienced birders alike are invited to enjoy a bird walk at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Voelcker Park, 12000 N.W. Military Highway, as part of an event sponsored by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. The entrance for the community event is on N.W. Military Highway, just south of the Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community.

The open house will run from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with children’s activities and informational booths, including an introduction to birding. The Parks and Recreation Department Natural Areas staff will share information about seasonal migration, use of binoculars and field guides, the wide range of bird species found in Texas and sample bird calls. Self guided tours of a portion of Voelcker Park are also available along a 1.89 mile trail. Dogs on leashes are welcome to this event.

The property, previously owned by Max and Minnie Voelcker, who operated a dairy farm there, is located on either side of Wurzbach Parkway between Military Highway and Blanco Road.

After a series of public input meetings, the master plan for the 311-acre park was approved by City Council on May 8. The first phase of park improvements is expected to begin later this summer.

For more information, call 207-2879 or check out the web site at