Stargazing Events

Quarterly the Austin Astronomical Society hosts astronomy and moonlighting tours. Please call or email in advance to reserve seats. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 per adult, $3 per senior and children ages 5-12. No charge for St. Edward's University students, faculty and staff. Please call in advance 512-327-7622 to reserve spots on the RSVP list. Dates for the 2013 schedule: March 3rd 5:30-8:30pm, April 25th 6:30-9:00pm, September 5th 7:30-9:30pm, November 3rd 5:30-8:30pm

Second Saturday Guided Hike

The second Saturday of every month Wild Basin offers a two hour public guided hike at 10am. It is a great opportunity to learn about the native Texas Hillcountry landscape as well as an introduction to Wild Basin. To sign up please visit the Friends of the Balcones Canylonland Preserve Meetup Group. If you would like to schedule a guided hike on another day please email

Trail guide John Barr leading a guided hike with St. Edward's University students. 
BCP Hike and Lecture Series Events
‚ÄčThis series was established to create awareness and provide resources for the Austin community about the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP).  As part of the BCP, Wild Basin supports the hike and lecture series, hosting a variety of hikes and public educational opportunities.  For a list of current events, please visit the Friends of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve Meetup Group. 
The BCP is not one single tract of land but a system of preserves located in Travis County that exists as a multi-agency conservation effort operating under a regional 10(a) permit issued under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW). In addition to existing as habitat for endangered species, these lands provide habitat for numerous native plants and animals and contribute to improved air and water quality and quality of life for the people of Austin.