San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

The Loop


SMGA News: July 2021

Birders spotted 21 species on July’s SMGA Bird Walk at Prospect Park. Pictured are Stephen Ramirez and a number of the 14 participants.

Two highlights of the outing were the painted bunting and the very red Gulf Coast toad. (photos by Lance Jones and Stephen Ramirez)

Trail Crew at Work

Charlie O’Neil guides grandson Jacob Moths in pulling ligustrum at Lower Purgatory while dad, Karsten Moths, watches. Charlie’s family is visiting from Germany.

At the June Bird Walk at the San Marcos City Cemetery, a neighbor, Jesse Gainer, walked by and asked about the event. He explained that he had written a grant to equip children with binoculars, and asked if SMGA wanted the ones that were not used.

Monique gladly accepted 10 brand news pairs of binoculars and 4 bird books on SMGA’s behalf. The plan is to have these available during future bird walks to anyone who might need them.

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