Special Events

Below are some special events that do not have their own web page.  They have links where you can get more information and sign up for these events.

On select Saturdays:   T
he Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center is offering talks approximately every other Saturday at Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls. It is located on RM 1431 one block east of US 281 on the north side. 
These are not presentations but casual discussion tables for visitors to stop and get info and ask questions.  They will be there between 9 and noon so please drop by.  The dates for upcoming discussions 
are listed below.

UHLNC Coffee talks for the winter of 2018/2019

Dec 1 Lindsey Pannel ILSP Phases of the moon walk

Dec 15 Jennifer Brown Birds of BCNWR

Jan 5 Chuck Hixson Archaeology of the Hill Country

Jan 19 Charles Beierle Geology of the Hill Country

Feb 2 Martelle Ludecke Vultures

Feb 16 Matt Carley & Kaye Barr Bats of Texas

A Taste of Nature! What: Bats: curious critters of the night Speaker: Matt Carley and Kaye Barr When we’ll be there: Feb 16th from 9:00 to noon – stop by for a quick chat or stay for the full event Where: @ Numinous Cafe Join us for a fascinating discussion on the true nature of bats: what’s myth and what’s truth? ● Are bats dangerous? ● What do bats really eat? Are there really vampire bats? ● Why do they sleep during the day? ● What is echolocation? ● Why bats are so important and what we need to do to keep bats zipping around...

Sponsored by:

Numinous Coffee Roasters 715 Farm to Market Rd 1431 East of HWY 281 Marble Falls, TX

Mar 2 Ray Buchanan Native American Gardens

Mar 16 Rhonda Spray Native American tool making

A Taste of Nature! What: Knapping – a practical skill, a work of art Presenter: Rhonda Spray When we’ll be there: Mar 16th from 9:00-noon – come and go as you like Where: @ Numinous Coffee Roasters Knapping is NOT what your grandfather does in his favorite chair on a Sunday afternoon! To early peoples, knapping represented a major innovation in tool making, from hide scrapers to spear heads and bird points. ● Shapes of spear heads, tools, arrow heads help archaeologists date what they find. When did humans discover the art of knapping? ● Left over rock shards often help archaeologists identify ancient camp sites. What is the best stone for knapping and why? ● More than a historical curiosity, knapping is still used today. Where can you find examples in your home town? ● Rhonda Spray will demonstrate knapping and, maybe, just maybe, you can take home a souvenir! Numinous Coffee Roasters 715 Farm to Market Rd 1431 Marble Falls, TX Sponsored by: Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center

April 13 Martelle Ludecke Vultures: Nature's clean up crew

April 27 Sondra Fox Monarchs and other butterflies

May 11 Sherry Bixler Birds of Texas

Dr. Hans Landel will be doing the animal invasive workshop, that compliments the invasive plant workshop he gave us in September. The date is January 19th from 1:00 to 4:00.

Please register if you are interested. Here's the link:

ID: 170

SatelliteHighland Lake Invaders
Location: AgriLIfe Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer Street #100 (Burnet, TX)
Trainers: Dr. Hans Landel, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Notes: This free workshop will cover the Sentinel Pest Network, focusing on training citizen scientists to identify and report several specific species of high concern, some of which have not made it to Texas -- yet. The trainees will become the eyes on the lookout for these species, as members of our Early Detection and Rapid Response team, and learn how to report them online and using our Texas Invasives mobile app. The workshop will also present general information on invasive species.

Space is limited to 30. Registration is first come, first served.

Please bring your smart mobile device (phone, tablet), or laptop computer.

Local HostSusan Montgomery

Comal County MG Annual Seminar - March 8th, 2019

Comal Master Gardeners Association is hosting its annual seminar on March 8, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 in New Braunfels. The seminar is entitled “Dynamics of the Four Seasons,” and will include four prominent speakers: Dr. Calvin Finch (garden color); David Rodriguez (vegetables); Skip Richter (maintenance); and Dr. Larry Stein (fruit trees).  Registration and details for the event, as well as more information about the speakers, can be found at the Comal Master Gardeners website or by following the link below. Seating is limited, and seminar slots usually fill quickly. Lunch is included in the $55 seminar fee, and 6 hours of AT will be given for Highland Lakes MG.  click below for full information and registration.