Social Updates from Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center
Quinta Mazatlán is known for being a nature center. One of our highlights is the natural Tamaulipan Thornforest that one can experience when walking thru our trails. A variety of trees, shrub, and plants makeup the Thornforest at Quinta Mazatlán. The assortment of vegetation attracts a variety of birds and butterflies to the estate, by providing shelter and food for the forest animals. In a way, the Thornforest gives us a look of how life was back in the 1930s before the up rise in agriculture and urbanization. Though many trails meander around the estate, they all lead back to the historical mansion of Quinta Mazatlan. Quinta Mazatlán provides the community with an urban sanctuary working to enrich people's lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas.
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) have been spotted in Ebony Grove feeding on nectar! This butterfly is black… https://t.co/rYfi5hNyfP
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) have been spotted in Ebony Grove feeding on nectar! This butterfly is black with iridescent-blue hindwings, perfect for a picture perfect moment while on a walk here at Quinta Mazatlan! #rgv #mcallen
Join Shelby tonight at 6:00pm for Rooted Yoga. Bring a mat, your friends and maybe blocks if you have them! Space is limited. Prepurchase your $5 ticket at quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com #quintamazatlan #rootedyoga #justbreathe
We hosted a Learning Landscapes Workshop for grounds crews representing McAllen, Donna, PSJA, and Harlingen school district. The program was funded by a Learning Landscapes Collaborative grant, with each grounds crew participant receiving a stipend for attending. They learned about the importance of native plants and different techniques for dealing with invasive species at school native plant gardens.
Fall officially starts this Wednesday! So, to celebrate the changing of seasons, Shelby is creating a fall themed yoga flow that will challenge you to release the old and usher in the new. Come at 6pm and bring a mat, your friends and maybe blocks if you have them! Space is limited. Tickets are $5 at quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com
For a moment, think about how often you're looking down. It may be at your phone, your laptop, or something right in front of you. When was the last time that you truly took in the world above your head? Spend some quiet time gazing up at the tree branches that cover, shade and protect us, and let yourself been drawn upward. For more deep breathing and intentional thoughts, join us for Rooted Yoga. Wednesday evenings 6-7pm here at Quinta Mazatlan. $5 quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com Limited space available.
Happening today! Come on by Quinta Mazatlán at 10am for Nature Nuggets, children ages 2-6 welcome to join! At 11am we have Discovery Days for children ages 7 and above! Don't worry about a ticket, its free with park admission! Can't wait to see ya'll here!
Did you know owls never study for exams? They prefer to just WING it! 🦉 Children ages 7 and up are welcome to join us here at Quinta Mazatlan September 18th 11am to noon for Discovery Days! Come and learn everything birding and how to use binoculars with our education department! 🧑🏫 Free with Park Admission! Adults $3, Children & Seniors $2
Did you know owls never study for exams? They prefer to just WING it! 🦉 Children ages 7 and up are welcome to join us here at Quinta Mazatlan September 25th 11am to noon for Discovery Days! Come and learn everything birding and how to use binoculars with our education department! 🧑🏫 Entry is $3 at front gate! We hope to see you here!
Its a bird🐦, its a plane✈️, its the Nature Nuggets🧑🏫! This week, the Nature Nuggets will be gliding into Bird Migration with our education department! Children will learn the how's, why's, and where's of Bird Migration this Saturday September 25th, 10am - 11am! No ticket required, its free with Park Admission!
DID YOU KNOW? With September being the rainiest month of the year, one can expect to see a variety of species come out, including our native Gulf Coast Toad. Rainfall events actually trigger breeding for this species of toad, which experiences a breeding season that not only occurs later than other Texas toads but also longer, with September marking the end of the season. Males call out to females in a short flat trill that is repeated several times. Tadpoles remain in their eggs for only 1-2 days before they emerge and take 20-30 days to metamorphose. The Gulf Coast Toad prefers to breed near standing bodies of water, such as our own Ruby Pond! Come to Quinta Mazatlán and enjoy a stroll and discover the many different wildlife of the thorn forest! #funfactfriday #QMfact #quintamazatlan #knowyournature #toad #gulfcoasttoad