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What’s up at the Nature Center

August is a Busy Month  

August Free Days
August 9     Toddle on the Wild Side (Day Change)
August 21    Pronghorn in West Texas lecture (Date Change)
August 21    Hummingbird Bird Banding with Kelly Bryan
August 23    Hiking Mount Livermore
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September 6  Annual Barbecue and Benefit Auction

CDRI is 40 years old this year!  In celebration, we’re hosting our Annual BBQ, Benefit Auction & Photo Contest from late afternoon into the evening on the beautiful CDRI Nature Center grounds at 43869 St Hwy 118 in Ft Davis. Enjoy a great BBQ supper, a live auction featuring area artists and businesses, and fellowship as we acknowledge the support of our members and friends. All proceeds support CDRI’s education, research and horticulture programs.  JOIN US!

  • 4:00 Silent Auctions begins.
  • 4:30 Nature Center Photo Contest ends.
  • 5:00 Live Auction begins
  • 6:00 Dinner is served.

To purchase your tickets or learn more about the CDRI-Photo-Contest, call 432.364.2499.

Sixth Symposium Proceedings

Proceedings of The Sixth Symposium on the Natural Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Region are now posted on the CDRI Website.

New CDRI Video Channel on Youtube

CDRI has a new channel at Youtube.com.cdnaturecenter. Click here to watch our original Chihuahuan Desert Trilogy plus the first sound documentary on Big Bend National Park called the Spiral Dance.

Crane ISD copy