April 29-May 1, 2016
The Fredericksburg Nature Center’s 2016 Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival celebrates the annual start of the breeding season for a variety of birds, including the Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked Warbler.
Fredericksburg Nature Center’s 177 Bird Species
The nature festival is an opportunity for participants of all ages to experience the abundance of regional winged wildlife including endangered birds, bees, bats, butterflies, and dragonflies.
Fredericksburg Nature Center Hydrology
Fredericksburg is located in the center of several geologic and biologic regions in the southeastern corner of the Edwards Plateau. The Fredericksburgh Nature Center also has unique hydrologic and geological features.
Spring water from the Hensell Aquifer flows even during dry periods, providing moisture for beautiful maiden hair ferns along the rocky outcrop (top image). Diverse vegetation, including tall grass-like plants called sedges grow in profusion. Along the creek created by the spring are a number of water loving- wildflowers, grasses and trees.