Tram Tours at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday September 08, 2012
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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National Wildlife Refuge is offering new Early Fall Saturday Morning
Tram Tours to get you out into nature! The Nature Tram tours are
operated in partnership with the environmental education organization
Valley Nature Center, located in Weslaco, TX.
TheTram Tour starts at 9:30am. Come see the natural wonders of Santa Ana
National Wildlife Refuge while riding our famous Nature Tram and
connecting with the wild side of nature!!
Let the tour guides carry you through some of the Valley’s last
remaining native habitat from the comforts of the open-air tram. Spanish
moss covered trees soon great you as you start the tour and the habitat
changes as you travel the seven mile trail. Explore the short trail on
foot leading to the old Santa Ana NWR’s old cemetery and learn about
the history of the families and the land. The guides will point out
South Texas specialty birds including Green Jays, Great Kiskadees, and
Plain Chachalacas. With a little luck, you might even catch a rare
glimpse of a Bobcat or one of the many other wild animals that call this
refuge home. Stay after the Nature Tram tour and take short walk out on
the trails to our 40 ft. Hawk Tower which gives a great view of the
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is opened seven days a week. Hours of
operation are from 8:00am to 4:00pm every day. The Nature Tram will run
on all Saturdays at 9:30am from September through October and prices
are $4.00-adults, $3.50 seniors and $2.00 children (plus a $3.00 per car
refuge entry fee). We also offer butterfly/dragonfly, nature and
wildlife photography walks!
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is located on Military Highway, south
of Alamo, Texas. To get more information about the walks or the Nature
Tram Tours call (956) 784-7500.
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