Westcave's Lush Grotto

SPRING SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

Upcoming Spring Programs

April 24th, 8:30am: Family Bird and Nature Hike

May 3rd, 9am: Origin Stories: Westcave in Eight Plants

May 8th, 8am World Migratory Bird Day-Bird Hike

May 24th, 7:30am Spring Bird Hike

Reservations Required

All hikes are weather permitting

No pets are allowed at Westcave even if left in the vehicle.

Family Bird and Nature Hike

Join us for a birding and nature walk for the whole family! The focus will be on having fun learning about and being in nature. We will look and listen for birds, as well as any other interesting flower, bug, or lizard we happen to come across on our walk. The trails are flat, and the group can expect to walk about one mile or less at a slow and easy pace. No experience with birding is necessary, and no special equipment is needed. All ages welcome.

This event does not include access to The Grotto. To visit the waterfall and cave area, please sign up for a Walk Through The Grotto Tour.

Please Note:

No pets are allowed even if left in the vehicle.

All hikes are weather permitting.

Reservation Required.

Dates

April 24th, 8:30-10:30am

Rates

$20 / guest

$15 / member

Duration

2 hours

Origin Stories: Westcave in Eight Plants Hike

Join us as we take a deep dive into the incredible stories of eight iconic plants and trees that make up the rich history and biodiversity of Westcave Preserve. Follow in the footsteps of this far out cast of characters as they journeyed from parts around the globe to descend on this harsh, unpredictable environment. Learn about the mechanisms, adaptations, and partnerships they picked up along the way that allow them to survive and thrive in the Hill Country. From the Arctic to the tropics and spanning hundreds of millions of years, the stories of our most silent residents are by far the most interesting.

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Please Note:

No pets are allowed even if left in the vehicle.

All hikes are weather permitting.

Reservation Required.

Dates

May 3rd, 9-11am

Rates

$20 / guest

$15 / member

Duration

2 hours

World Migratory Bird Day Hike

Join us for a bird walk this spring to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day led by a local biologist at Westcave Preserve! World Migratory Bird Day (#WMBD2020) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Westcave hosts over 170 species of birds and spring migration is one of the best times to experience our avian population. From the endangered golden-cheecked warbler to the colorful painted bunting, we have it all! All levels of birders are welcome. Binoculars are provided, if needed.

This event does not include access to The Grotto. To visit the waterfall and cave area, please sign up for a Walk Through The Grotto Tour.

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Please Note:

No pets are allowed even if left in the vehicle.

All hikes are weather permitting.

Reservation Required.

Dates

May 8th, 8-10am

Rates

$20 / guest

$15 / member

Duration

2 hours

Spring Bird Hike

Join us for a fun and informative bird hike at Westcave Preserve. These hikes are led by a local expert avian biologist. Westcave Preserve hosts over 170 species of birds throughout the year, including the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, among other beautiful resident and migrant bird species. All levels of birders are welcome. Binoculars are provided, if needed.

This event does not include access to The Grotto. To visit the waterfall and cave area, please sign up for a Walk Through The Grotto Tour.

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Please Note:

No pets are allowed even if left in the vehicle.

All hikes are weather permitting.

Reservation Required.

Dates

May 24th, 7:30-9:30am

Rates

$20 / guest

$15 / member

Duration

2 hours