October 24, 2019 6:30pm

Davis Gallery, in partnership with Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, presents Lone Star Wild, an exhibit focused on the natural world.

Lone Star Wild features work by Margie Crisp, David Everett, Billy Hassell, and William B. Montgomery. Each artist has fostered an impressive reputation across Texas and the United States for their mutual excellence and commitment to depictions of wildlife and their environments. Lone Star Wild is a...

Dark sky location near Austin, TX for star-gazing

Tour the night skies at Westcave Preserve, a dark sky location convenient to Austin. Star Party nights are an ideal opportunity to enjoy an evening gazing at the stars through a high-quality telescope.

With local astronomers on hand to answer questions, you'll be delighted and amazed by what you see and learn!

$15 adult (18+) | $5 child (4 - 17)

2019 Star Party Dates:

  • October 19th, 7:30-9:30pm...
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OCTOBER 12, 10:30 AM - NOON

Learn to identify native grasses and discover their importance in our ecosystem. This walk will take place on the Uplands and will be guided by a local plant expert.

Registration required. $15/person. Weather permitting.


October 14, 2019 8am, October 19, 2019 8am, December 6, 2019 8:30am

Join us at Westcave Preserve to learn about local and migratory bird species from an expert avian biologist. Westcave hosts over 170 species of birds throughout the year, and is situated along the central flyway - an important migration route for birds.

All levels of birders are welcome. Binoculars will be provided if needed.

Registration required. $15/person. Weather permitting.


Nov. 2, 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun birding social event. Top, local avian biologists lead bird walks at Westcave Preserve. This is a potluck and BYOB social hour. Join us for bird watching!

Registration Required

Nov 2, 5:00 pm



Prepare yourself – the majestic beauty of our unique Texas Hill Country nature preserve will leave you breathless! Our expert-guided tours take visitors from an arid savannah through a limestone crevice into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. At the head of the canyon stands the Westcave Grotto, with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below.


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Nov. 7 | 5:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening of socializing and learn all about the native horned lizard with a presentation from Dr. Andy Gluesenkamp, Director of Conservation, San Antonio Zoo.

Please BYOB and bring a snack to share.

The Westcave Roundtable Socials bring local area residents together to explore issues of common interest.


Conservation Workdays

Westcave relies on volunteers to preserve and protect its beautiful landscape so present and future generations can enjoy it. Our staff and volunteers have fun and work hard. If you are up for both, Westcave is your place, we welcome all levels of talent.

Workday projects include but are not limited to the following-

Trail Building & Maintenance - Help us with trail building and maintenance as needed. This may...