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Tuesday, May 21st: Challenges of Climate Change - Communicating, Organizing, Adapting
Too many of our fellow citizens are in denial on the most important issue facing life on Earth. How can we communicate effectively about it? How can we organize on a non-partisan basis to achieve government policies which will severely limit fossil fuel emissions? How can we help our communities to prepare for the inevitable extreme weather events? The presenter will be Attorney Darby Riley.
Tuesday, June 18th: The Battle for the Warbler
Uncontrolled habitat destruction throughout northern Bexar County is rapidly making Camp Bullis a lone island of refuge for endangered Golden-cheeked warblers. As a result, the areas usable for Bullisís training missions are continually shrinking. This has made Camp Bullis an influential voice for environmental protection. James V. Cannizzo will tell us how our local military commands are fighting for endangered species habitat, the Edwards Aquifer and Bexar Countyís forests.
Times, maps and speaker bios are on our Events page.
Next Lion's Field Event
Wednesday, May 22nd: Permaculture - Farms for the Future
More than 96 per cent of all the food grown in Britain is reliant on synthetic fertilizer. This BBC documentary film on Permaculture challenges all the normal approaches to farming. One of its central principles is that you work with the land, rather than against it.
Visit our Lion's Field Events page for times, a map and other information.
Next Social Event
Friday, May 24th: La Fogata
Join us on the patio for good Mexican food and a margarita. Contact Loyd Cortez (phone 674-9489 or email) if planning to attend.
Visit our Social Events page for maps, times and information about future gatherings.
Environmental Highlights - State & Local
Bird's Eye View: Audubon Texas - 2012
Audubon Texas' Annual Report shows 2012 was a great year for Audubon's education and conservation efforts in Texas.
A Wary Rancher’s Wellspring: Oil and Water
Hugh Fitzsimons, a rancher in Dimmit County, has published this piece about fracking and that rarest of Texas assets, fresh water.
Upcoming Community Events
Honor the Land, Honor the People
For more information about these events, click the event title or go to our Community Events page.
Saturday, May 25th: The Geological History - Classroom Concepts & Trailside Formations
This walk is jointly sponsored by the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists, and the Sierra Club. The purposes include appreciating the beauty of the natural area, observing how nature changes through the seasons, and learning on the topical focus of each walk.
The focus of this walk is on the Geology of the park and our content expert will be Randy Kilian-Smith. He will start with a talk in the outdoor classroom explaining the park's geology in the context of the surrounding area and its formations and orienting us to the limestone we will see in the walk. After the background presentation we will walk parts of the Geology Loop and Salado Greenway Trails with further explanation including fluvial geology.
Visit our Outings page for registration information and more outings.
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