FORT DAVIS –The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve will be open to the public for hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, picnics, photography, birding, stargazing and other outdoor activities on July 1-3, 2016. Hours for Open Weekend events are from 8am Friday to 4pm Sunday. The event is free and open to the public; donations are welcomed. Guests will be required to sign in and out at the McIvor Conservation Center.
Robert Potts will lead a moderate bird walk on Sunday morning, leaving the McIvor Center at 9am. Robert is a conservation leader, having served as statewide Director of The Nature Conservancy and General Manager of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. He lives in San Antonio where he is President of the Dixon Water Foundation. The bird walk is limited to 15 participants.
The Davis Mountains Preserve is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Ft. Davis on Hwy. 118 (about 10 miles past McDonald Observatory & about ¼ mile past the Lawrence E. Wood Picnic Area).
• Only high clearance street legal vehicles will be allowed past the McIvor Center.
• Only camp stoves are allowed, and ground fires are prohibited.
• Restrooms are available at the McIvor Center.
• Guests should bring their own food and drinks, and take their trash home with them.
• Hikers should bring their own binoculars, cameras, sunscreen, hats, appropriate footwear and plenty of water to drink.
• Firearms and any technology that disrupts quiet enjoyment are not permitted.
• For safety reasons, children must be supervised by parents or other designated adults.
• No pets are permitted on the Preserve, other than service animals for assistance.
No fireworks are permitted on the Preserve.
For more information or to register for the bird walk, contact Deirdre Hisler at deir[email protected] or call 432-426-2390.