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Riverside Nature Center Association, Kerrville

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • The gardens and staff at the nature center were wonderful. Even in the fall (not peak for wildflowers) we enjoyed walking the gardens and then heading down to the river trail. It is always a good indi...  read more »
  • A knowledgeable staff and volunteers engage visitors who want to view exhibits or explore the adjacent trail with a native plant and butterfly garden. Special themed exhibits are interactive and engag...  read more »
  • Lived here for years; can't believe I'd never been before! Inside houses a few small exhibits that rotate. There could be some improvements here, but this center is free to the public, open 7 days a w...  read more »
  • A place to educate yourself and your family about the environment around you, good family values, good place to start in kerrville and meet locals, enjoy nature and relax....have fun
  • This place teaches the public about their local environment and respecting nature. Nicely kept grounds and they lead down to river walk.
  • Neat little place to take the kids to learn about the local flora and fauna. They have a little nature trail as well as some inside exhibits.
  • I can't wait to start learning about monarch butterfly habitat thank you so much
  • Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville, Texas is a true gem in the heart of the Hill Country and a place I highly recommend visiting! They've got something that anyone can appreciate! RNC is a hub for learning about native plants, wildlife and good stewardship of the Texas Hill Country's unique resources. I particularly enjoy the various educational programs and events, as well as having access to their awesome members library! The arboretum trail is a wonderful place to check out an amazing collection of native plants (I believe this is the largest collection of native plants in the area.) My children have loved been involved in various kids programs including camps & Junior Naturalist programs and they always enjoy participating in the annual Earth Day Celebration and Down by the Riverside event, both free family fun events. If you visit RNC, be sure to check out the water! RNC is situated at the meeting of the Guadalupe River and Town Creek. This is a great place to picnic or watch birds and other wildlife. There's a good chance you may see Great blue herons, Green kingfishers, Red-shouldered hawks and many others! RNC's wildlife census team has recorded 154 bird species to date and those records are available in the visitor center as well as on the website! It's a birder's paradise :o) Of course, RNC is home to a great variety of other wildlife including deer, squirrels, raccoons, porcupine, various snakes, and BUTTERFLIES! Speaking of butterflies, there is a butterfly garden maintained by volunteers! Around March 2012, construction will begin on Kerrville's River Trail! RNC's site will be your trailhead for this path that will connect many sites along the Guadalupe River in downtown Kerrville. If you're looking for information on Rainwater Harvesting, RNC is a great place to begin that search and see a system in place. RNC has very nice facilities available for rent for various meetings and functions as well as the sweetest little gift shop in town! If you are interested in learning more about native plants and animals, consider joining one of RNC's volunteer crews. These crews are all headed up by knowledgeable volunteers who are very generous in pass along what they know!
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