November 6, 2017 6:30pm

Join us for a fun evening of socializing and exploring the ways to prepare and protect your home against the threat of wildfires.

  • This is a free event!
  • Please BYOB and bring a snack to share
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November 12, 2018 8am

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.

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MON, NOV 19 thru WED. NOV. 21, 2018

9:30 AM - 2 PM


Family fun in nature!

  • Guided Canyon Tours: 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM & 1 PM
  • Archery: 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM
  • Uplands self-led hiking
  • Nature Crafts
  • Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our outdoor picnic tables amongst the live...

DECEMBER 7th, 5:30 - 8 PM

Discover what goes on during the night at Westcave Preserve! Join us for a hike in the canyon, led by local biologists. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

Registration required. $15/person. Weather permitting.

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)

2018 Star Party Dates:

  • October FULL (private...
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...


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 Westcave, with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below.