We mourn the loss of ELAINE PAYNE, Riverside Guide and dear friend to Riverside Nature Center. Elaine past away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 13, at a local hospital. Her husband, Sonny, is a former member of our board, even serving as vice president. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville. For more particulars, please go to http://grimesfuneralchapels.com/?page_id=95&id=234.


UPDATE, UPDATE for the Christmas Village Party... Added to the auction items are one of a kind treasures AND the artistry and beauty of wooden boxes hand-carved by Shannon Smith, who uses hard-to-acquire types of wood for his original pieces. You won't want to miss these magnificent boxes. Do stop in and take a look, starting this Wednesday, Dec. 17.

2nd Annual Christmas Village Party & Auction

























Riverside Nature Center is sad to report that our LIFE and CHARTER MEMBER, William E. "Bill" Laing, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22. Bill and his wife never wavered in their support for the 25 years since Riverside's beginning. We send our deepest condolences to the Laing family.

To remember Bill's unflagging support, our next exhibit, 'Hill Country ROCKS,' will be dedicated to this rock-hound extraordinaire.2ND TUESDAY BROWN BAG LUNCH & LEARN


Launching the series for 2015, Riverside Nature Center's 2nd Tuesday Brown Bag Lunch & Learn begins with "Winter: Dead or Alive." Let resident naturalist Susan Sander show you what's going on in the winter garden. You just might be surprised!

Welcome to Riverside Nature Center of Kerrville's website. We're under renovations at the moment (Dec. 2014), and will be updating and rearranging documents for a while. We hope you'll be patient as we transform this site. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions

1. Learn more about Riverside Nature Center.

2. Our current exhibit:

Hill Country Wildlife

"Hill Country Wildlife" is currently on display. This exhibit shows fauna--be they scary or magnificent--and tells the story of how we share this home we call the Hill Country. You'll learn their habitat and habits, both visually. The diorama was designed by Joyce Moore, technical guidance biologist for Texas Parks & Wildlife, which gives arch credibility to the exhibit. And, of course, there's fun to be had, as well. Check out the Wildlife Diner while you're in the Visitors Center, or say hi to our mascot, our cornsnake Shucks. Don't worry--he's the only living creature in the display!

There's no charge to enjoy the exhibit. However, we're member-owned, primarily volunteer operated, and rely heavily on membership revenue, donations from visitors and other generous benefactors, We do appreciate donations.

3.  Want to read our latest newsletter? Click here.

4.  Click this sentence for our GLEANER'S HANDBOOK.

5.  Are you interested in the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens of London Tour? If so, click here.


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!

Riverside Nature Center is administered by the Riverside Nature Center Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supported financially by its members, grants, and donations.  Copyright 2012-2014 Riverside Nature Center Association. All Rights Reserved.  Site design by KerrvillePhoto.com