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Stillhouse Hollow: A Window to Nature

Enjoy a nice paved stroll culminating in a canyon view at Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve. Join us to learn more about the natural features, native plants, and resident and migratory birds that inhabit this NW Austin suburban setting. Jane Tillman is a capital Area Master Naturalist and a Travis Audubon member who regularly visits Stillhouse and has recorded 66 bird species there. Mark Sanders of the Wildland Conservation Division is a cave species specialist who will discuss the geographic features of the preserve and the fauna that live there. Stillhouse Hollow presents a snapshot of the challenges that endangered species face in suburban habitat. This hike is suitable for ages 10 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.



Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe hiking-appropriate shoes for protection. Participants may wish to bring binoculars. Sun protection such as sunscreen and hats are strongly recommended. Participants must bring drinking water. No drinking water will be provided. Smoking, pets, and collecting of plant materials are not permitted.


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  • Dianne Stack M.

    Mark and Jane are wonderful guides - helpful and friendly. I'm glad that the City of Austin has preserved this area from future development. Wish that it had happened sooner so that the Jollyville Salamanders could still call it home.

    March 31, 2014

  • cresident

    Whoops, I followed Mark's lead and posted photos to a 5/23 event to the same place!

    March 30, 2014

    • Birdie W.

      Nice photos. You and Mark have a good eye.

      March 31, 2014

  • bob

    Fun walk, great time of year to visit this park...

    March 31, 2014

  • cresident

    Outstanding. Perfect weather, many bird sightings, ATX in bloom. Please clone Mark. Jane is a great resource as well.

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Brian L.

    Jane and Mark were great and so knowledgeable!

    1 · March 29, 2014

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