From plants to birds, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center can help you spruce up your garden and show you what type of birds live and visit the Rio Grande Valley. At the EWBC you can learn about garden water features and/or brush up on your observation skills with two upcoming family-friendly programs.

If it’s proper care for trees that you’re interested in, you will want to participate in the Landscape Series “Water Features” on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. This series will teach you how to incorporate water features into your garden with experts from Ewing Irrigation. Find out the variety of water features and what type is best for your garden, as well as tips on how to successfully construct one. The fee for this program is $2 for members and $4 non-members. Registration is required so call ahead to reserve your spot.

On Saturday, Jan. 14 take part in the Kid’s Birding Club from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Kids and their families will learn about Birding by Ear, and learn how to identify local bird calls through an indoor interactive program, followed by a bird walk. Kids Birding Club is a once a month series running through February. Families are encouraged to attend each session as different topics will be covered each month. In addition, club participants will be invited to take part in special field days to different nature centers across the area, where they will get to interact with other kid birding enthusiasts from across the Rio Grande Valley. The fee for this program is a regular admission, member families free.

EWBC daily admission fees are $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 and up, and $2 for seniors, 55 and older. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road (inside the Edinburg Municipal Park) in Edinburg. For more information on this and other programs, call (956) 381-9922 or visit