Paula Tuttle will lead a guided Madrone Canyon Trail hike on the First Saturdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. Hikers will meet at the Trailhead (parking area) to wander and wonder on the trail at a gentle pace for approximately one hour. Dress comfortably for the weather; long pants and sturdy shoes with closed toes are always recommended. For your personal use, you may wish to bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, field guides, notebook and pen, camera, and/or binoculars.
No registration required, but we will require you to sign a liability waiver. Hike will not meet during inclement weather. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Jean Love El Harim (currently on hiatus from leading hikes) is a life-long student, educator, nature enthusiast, and a Texas Master Naturalist. Jean has volunteered many hours for the City of Austin Wildlands Division, especially in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Among other Master Naturalist activities, Jean is currently updating a database of the plant species at the Vireo Preserve and wants to do the same for the Madrone Canyon Preserve.
Paula Tuttle is a life-long naturalist, one of the founding members of the Westbank Community Garden, a Texas Master Naturalist, and a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation. Paula has been a docent at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and volunteered at the Vireo Preserve. Together with her husband Merlin Tuttle, they founded the non-profit Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation.