The McAllen Nature Center is offering the following free programs throughout the month of March.

Tai Chi for ages 8 and up is offered every Saturday morning from 9 am to 10 am. Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. Seniors and people with disabilities can also work within their limits. Wear comfortable clothes, flexible shoes, and bring a mat and water.

Yoga classes for ages 15 and up will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 on Saturdays and Sundays, March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and April 1. This is a program designed to provide any person, regardless of fitness or flexibility, with the benefits of yoga practice. Bring a yoga or exercise mat, and water.

A Nature Sketching course for ages 10 and up will be offered on Saturday, March 21st from 10 am until noon. Local artist Victoria Krasnoshchekova-Gregory will share simple step by step instructions that will help you on your path into exploration of the natural world around you. No experience required! 

A family Nature Photography program will take place on Saturday, March 28th from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Bring the kids and learn the basics of taking pictures in nature! Bring your own point-and-shoot camera, DSLR, or cell phone camera.

Bird & Nature Walks for all ages are held on Wednesdays from 8:30 am until 10 am. No experience necessary- join a staff birder for a leisurely stroll along the trails, investigating everything that crosses the path!

McAllen Nature Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 am until noon. It is located at 4101 W Business 83, between Bentsen Road and Ware Road. The Center features 3/4 mile of ADA accessible trails which meander through native habitat. The park provides great opportunities to look for birds and butterflies, or simply enjoy a walk in nature. Park admission is free. For more information on the McAllen Nature Center, contact the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation at (956) 681-3333.