Exploring the BCP at Night

Join Travis County Staff for an interpretive hike at the BCP tract in Jollyville (near the intersection of Boulder Lane and 620).  This specific hike will be held at night, which will give participants an opportunity to listen and see some of the wildlife active at dusk.  On the way, we will visit a cave which houses endangered invertebrates, and also walk through Golden Cheeked Warbler and Black Capped Vireo habitat.

 

The hike is of moderate difficulty, so come with appropriate footwear (hiking boots suggested; no flip-flops).  Also, be sure to bring sunscreen/hat, insect repellant, drinking water, and any snacks you may need.  Hike is restricted to participants 8 years and older. 

 

*Note* - Specific directions will be given to hike participants one week in advance of the hike, since this is an office location. 

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  • William B.

    I'm glad everyone had a great time! Great hike all the way around. Thankfully, we didn't get rained on.

    July 20, 2013

  • Debra S.

    I really enjoyed the hike. Despite a short rain, Will took the time to tell us the history of the Preserve and what creatures live there. He was modest about the depth and breadth of his knowledge.

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Ruthann P.

      He's always modest but he knows a great mix of lots of stuff!

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great pixs Ruthann, thanks for sharing. And thanks Will & others for a nice and educational hike.

    July 19, 2013

  • Mary

    Amazingly perfect weather for July, voluble rufous crowned sparrow, a sprinkling of rain lilies ( later in the summer than i have ever seen them) ,and fortunately only signs of the dread Pigzilla. Thank you, Ruthann, for the alligator lizard and the photos, and thanks to Will and Erin for sharing their secrets.

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Ruthann P.

      Glad you enjoyed going Mary!!!!

      July 19, 2013

  • Laura

    Unfortunately, will not be able to make it tonight. Fingers crossed that you all have good hiking weather tonight.

    July 18, 2013

  • virginia g.

    I broke my foot on saturday so can't join you guys for a while. I really wanted to go on this hike too. Maybe I will be ready in the fall.

    July 18, 2013

  • Cody

    Sorry... something came up. Next time!

    July 17, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Sorry I have to bail, headed to Amarillo tomorrow.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something's come up.. I have to cancel.

    July 17, 2013

  • Archie

    Very sorry can't make it, we will sign up for the next BCP at Night very soon.. Enjoy!

    July 16, 2013

  • Ruthann P.

    NO problem!

    July 16, 2013

  • William B.

    I think what happened is a couple of people dropped out, and a couple of you were added on (and did not receive the directions since I sent them last week). I've emailed both people on here who needed directions. Ruthann, thanks for the assistance.

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • Laura

    The last night time BCP was wonderful. Am looking forward to this one.

    July 15, 2013

  • Ruthann P.

    Anyone else need directions? I see that the hike is creeping up on us this week.... it's THURSDAY!!! Yay!

    July 15, 2013

  • Ruthann P.

    Yes. Across from the large storage place on 620. Know where it is Richard?

    July 15, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Are we meeting at 9512 RM 620 North in Austin for this hike?

    July 15, 2013

  • Leslie M.

    So sorry I have to cancel. Hope someone else enjoys the open spot.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    William, could you please send me a copy of the directions also? Thanks.

    July 14, 2013

  • William B.

    I just sent directions. Thanks for the reminder.

    July 12, 2013

  • Archie

    See the "*Note* - Specific directions will be given to hike participants one week in advance of the hike, since this is an office location."

    I haven't received the directions yet, have any of you? Don't want to miss this hike becoz of no directions:-(

    July 12, 2013

  • Heidi

    Conflict has arisen, alas.

    July 11, 2013

  • Archie

    I am on the waitlist for June 20th BCP at night. In case I don't get my turn I am reserving my spot for July 18th

    June 9, 2013

    • cresident

      Agreed, Ruthann. It would help to distinguish the hikes by putting the name of where we're hiking in the title

      June 20, 2013

    • Ruthann P.

      Or at least designate whether it's a BCP-CITY OF AUSTIN hike or a BCP TRAVIS CNTY hike....that's the difference other than location....

      June 21, 2013

  • Rosanne

    So it looks like my "no" RSVP did take the second time. Sorry it didn't seem to work last night.

    I hope that opens a spot for someone else. I will try to make the next night hike in July.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Rosanne

    Sorry if this is duplicate. I thought I changed my RSVP from "yes" to "no" but it appears to be "yes" again.

    June 20, 2013

  • virginia g.

    not bringing friend to this one, opens a spot for someone else :)

    June 18, 2013

    • cresident

      FYI - to open up the spot - I think that all you have to do is go back into your reservation and change it to 0 guests. Good luck. Cathy

      June 20, 2013

  • virginia g.

    I've been searching my in box for detailed directions, can't find any information. Will someone please help me, I don't want to end up a no show because I can't find you guys. My email is [masked]. Thanks :)

    June 18, 2013

    • William B.

      Virginia, I'm sending you an email.

      June 18, 2013

  • virginia g.

    I am confused at exactly what location we are meeting

    June 18, 2013

  • virginia g.

    bringing my friend who also loves to hike!

    June 18, 2013

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