The Valley is home to many “cold-blooded’ critters, including snakes, turtles and even fish. If you want to learn more about how and why these critters are cold-blooded and what other cold-blooded critters that can be found in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, then you don’t want to miss this month's installment of Friday Night with a Naturalist at the Edinburg Scenic Wetland and World Birding Center.

On Friday, May. 19, join Edwin Quintero, Ranger at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, as he discusses the various cold-blooded critters that call the LRGV home. Quintero will teach participants which critters are cold-blooded, the reasons behind it, and how they survive within the area.

“Friday Night with a Naturalist” is a free, fun, and educational family program held on the third Friday of each month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the hour-long program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your seat.


Hidden World

Living things are found almost everywhere in the world but sometimes remain unseen. On Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m., families are invited to join the Edinburg World Birding Center (EWBC) to discover this hidden world right beneath their feet.

Turn over logs and explore under leaves to see what critters hide underneath during a trail walk throughout the center. From toads and snakes to crawling insects and everything in-between, you will explore the wildlife living unseen all around you. This program is free with regular paid admission: $3 adults, $2 children, free for EWBC members and children under five. For more information, or to register for this program, please call 956-381-9922.

The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road (in the Edinburg Municipal Park) in Edinburg, Texas. For more information call (956) 381-9922 or visit