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  • Save the Date: Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration
    Save the Date: Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration
    Save the Date! You're invited to a Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration to benefit the Shoal Creek Conservancy on September 18. Join us for live music by the Rankin Twins, tasty bites and drinks, and a raffle. Tickets are available…
  • Shoal Creek Celebration with SeVana Marimba
    Shoal Creek Celebration with SeVana Marimba
    Join us Friday, August 8th as we host our Shoal Creek Celebration at Duncan Park, featuring free music from SeVana Marimba!
  • Now Seeking Fall Interns
    Now Seeking Fall Interns
    Do you love Austin's trails, parks and creeks? Are you seeking experience in the nonprofit field?  If so, we have an opportunity for you! The Conservancy is now accepting applications for its Fall 2014 internship program. We are seeking current students or recent graduates…
  • Community Highlight: Deep Roots Garden
    Community Highlight: Deep Roots Garden
    There's lots going on at the Whole Foods Market Deep Roots Garden on Shoal Creek trail. The Garden Gnomes have transformed a formally vacant lot along the creek into a thriving community garden located just south of the 9th Street bridge at…


Field Notes


  • Butterfly Magnets
      How many butterflies do you know on sight? Do you know their names, the nectar flowers they need as adults, or the plants they feed on as caterpillars? If you don't, you are not alone. I suspect that most Austinites…
  • Dem Bones
    Dem Bones
      Toe bone connected to the foot bone Foot bone connected to the heel bone Heel bone connected to the ankle bone Ankle bone connected to the shin bone... Shoal Creek is connected to the Colorado River; the Colorado River…
  • The Predator and the Prey
    The Predator and the Prey
      Shoal Creek cuts deeply through white rocks and cedar trees. Without the Colorado River dams and Lady Bird Lake, there would be no pools or puddles. Rainwater speeds into the creek, and even quicker downstream to the river. One of…
  • The Decline of America’s Pollinators (and what we can do about it)
    The Decline of America’s Pollinators (and what we can do about it)
    Bees are in trouble. According to the USDA, “total losses of managed honey bee colonies nationwide were 31.1 percent from all causes for the 2012/2013 winter, according to the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors…