From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., children will have the opportunity to observe some of the diverse bird species that inhabit East Texas. After an intro to bird watching along our nature trail, kids can construct their own bird houses and feeders from recyclables to attract birds to watch in their own backyards.
The priests that established Mission Dolores followed the teachings of St. Francis, who was known for his dutiful care and observations of even the smallest animals. At this program, we will follow in his footsteps, observing the birds of Mission Dolores and helping care for them by building feeders and houses.
Mission Dolores was a Spanish mission built in 1721 in what is now San Augustine County, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. The site tells an important history about the Native American experience with Texas’ earliest European settlers. Visitors can explore the site’s history at the museum, where interpretive displays tell the story of Mission Dolores. The property also has a campground, picnic area, and group pavilions.
This program is designed for children ages 12 and under. Admission is free and the program will run from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mission Dolores State Historic Site is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call 936-275-3815.