Can you tell a Cardinal from a Blue Jay? A Chickadee from Titmouse? How good are you at distinguishing all those other little gray birds that call Texas home? If you’d like to learn more about our feathered friends, stop by our new Southlake Whole Earth Provision Co. store on Friday, October 11th at 6:30 pm, for Audubon Texas’ presentation “The Real Birds of Southlake.” The event will kick off Patagonia Advocate Weeks for all of our Whole Earth stores.
The Audubon Texas presentation will introduce you to the top birds in the Southlake area. They’ll also cover birding basics and how to attract birds to your backyard for your viewing pleasure. Prizes will be given away during the presentation, including a pair of beginner’s binoculars and a membership to each of Audubon Texas’ North Texas centers. Guest passes to the centers will be given to all in attendance.
Audubon Texas representatives will be visiting some of our stores during Patagonia Advocate Weeks and will be ready to answer your questions. Here’s the schedule:
San Antonio – meet Sara Beesley: Sunday, October 13th from 2-4 pm
Southlake – meet Jared McGovern: Sunday, October 13th from 1-3 pm
Dallas Mockingbird – meet Ben Jones: Saturday October 26th from 3-4:30 pm
Dallas Preston Forest – Ben Jones: Saturday October 26th from 5-6:30
Audubon Texas is the state program of the National Audubon Society. In Texas, if you are diligent, you might see 623 species of birds in the course of a year, more than in any other state. Since 1923, Audubon Texas has protected birds and their habitats with stewardship and conservation education programs at their centers in Dallas, Cedar Hill and San Antonio and at sanctuaries in Brownsville, along the 600 miles of the Texas coast and across the state.
Audubon Texas will be the recipient of the funds raised during Patagonia Advocate Weeks. From October 11th through October 27th, for every pair of Patagonia shoes purchased at Whole Earth, Patagonia will donate $10 to Audubon Texas. Patagonia is a participant in 1% for the Planet. Every year they donate 1% of their profits for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Your purchase will help direct some of these funds to Audubon Texas.
We hope you will join us at the special Housewarming presentation “The Real Birds of Southlake” or at one of the other Audubon Texas store visits. Please stop by your favorite Whole Earth store during Patagonia Advocate Weeks, try on a pair of Patagonia shoes, get a free download card 1% of the Planet – The Music (while supplies last) and support Audubon Texas with your Patagonia footwear purchase.