The SEPTEMBER newsletter is now online, accessible by clicking this sentence. 

Click here for a message from our certified traditional herbalists, Amy Coward, RN, and Sally Garrett, MS, regarding this week's Native Healing Garden meeting...

Animal Control Officer Training Workshop,
'Urban Wildlife: Habits & Habitats' (Click for further info)

If you'd like to read/print a copy of our GLEANER'S HANDBOOK, click this sentence.

Friday, Sept. 19

Starring Doug Wintch & Anke Summerhill and author Donna Gable Hatch

Books & Music at Riverside Nature Center

Summerhill & Gable Hatch

Anke Summerhill
& Donna Gable Hatch



Doug Wintch, Anke Summerhill, & RNC Vice President, Peter Lewis


Jackie Watson & Donna Gable Hatch



Riverside Guide Maggie Tatum talks with book aficinados at the autographing.


Maggie, a native of Down Under, chats up some of our members who attended the signing and the concert.

Ann Lawrence, RNC Executive Director Mary Muse, Janet McKinney, Bill Muse, and Mike Graxiola chat during the break.



 Summerhill Wintch 2-Muses

Mary Muse isn't simply RNC's executive director, she and her husband, Bill, are singer-songwriters in their own right. They joined in with theirfriends of many years' standing, Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch.


This special evening of Books & Music was one of the best evenings of entertainment at Riverside Nature Center. We thank the Salt Lake City musical masters, Anke Summerhill and Doug Wintch, and our good friend at The Kerrville Daily Times, author Donna Gable Hatch, for appearing and giving the gift of extraordinary talent to the audience...some of whom were even dancin' in the aisles. We won't tell their identities, but their initials are MT and MX!
These pictures were sorta snapped by vision-challenged publicist, Martha Hix, who hopes to get her eyes and her frames into of these days.
Look for more photos in next Thursday's Kerrville Daily Times. Photo wizard and clear-eyed Bill Terry of The Times was onhand, taking photos.



herbal medicine group

Hello, Friends!
Our monthly Native Healing Garden gathering meets this Thursday, Sept. 18. Last month, we enjoyed Barbara Lowenthal's wonderful presentation on seed saving. This month however, is a regular working and planning meeting. All are welcome.

Please bring a healthy potluck and join us as we plan for our part in the Native Plant Sale and for the FANTASTIC 'Cross Pollination Party’ for this fall. Sally and I would love to see all and include your ideas.

In the spirit of fall,
Amy and Sally

Riverside Nature Center is located in the heart of Kerrville
on the Guadalupe River at the junction of Town Creek.

This former small farm has been transformed into an urban wildlife and native plant sanctuary. 


We take pride in being WICKED--

Wild in the City of Kerrville

Every Day.

Stop in and see what we're talking about...




Riverside Nature Center Visitor's Center 

We invite you to come visit our unique arboretum with over 75 species of native trees and shrubs as well as cacti, glorious wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals. Meandering walking trails lead you through the Nature Center and down to the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.

Our Mission

The mission of Riverside Nature Center is to develop public awareness and stewardship of the Texas Hill Country’s natural resources through education, information and by example.

Our Vision

Riverside Nature Center's vision is to be the recognized center for public education about Hill Country natural resources.  Join us to help make our future.

Our Association

Riverside Nature Center is administered by the Riverside Nature Center Association, with a Board of Directors who have a wide variety of backgrounds. They include an attorney, engineers, entrepreneurs, medical personnel, a banker, a zoologist, a bird specialist, a tree specialist, and many people who have dedicated much of their lives to Hill Country plants. In addition to their board duties, they donate many hours to fund-raising, programs and the habitat at Riverside Nature Center.

Riverside Nature Center is administered by the Riverside Nature Center Association a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1989 that is supported financially by its members, grants and donations.



Volunteer Opportunities


  Volunteers are our most precious resource... and they are CHERISHED!

  The Riverside Nature Center would like to invite you to participate by volunteering your time and energies. Click here to find out how you can help!

150 Francisco Lemos  |  Kerrville, Texas 78028  |  tel:  830.257.4837
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Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
1-4 p.m., Sunday
We are often open on holidays. Please call to verify. We look forward to your visit!

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