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Bentsen State Park Turkeys Picture1 Courtesy Thomas Riddle webBentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is excited to get their busy season underway. Thomas Riddle, park interpreter, said they had a great turnout for their eclipse viewing and are starting up their seasonal walks and other activities.

Feeding will be starting up by the end of this month, and in November they will be starting up their seasonal bird walks as well as weekly general nature walks. The park will also be bringing back their nature’s memories program where participants can learn about the history of nature journaling and find out different ways of keeping track of all the exciting things they see when out in nature. Of course, the park will continue their regular programs and their wild wellness yoga and meditation program.

Bentsen Bird Walks will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday (except 11/24) at 8:30 a.m. On Mondays, the park will have their Bentsen Easy Nature Walks at 9 a.m. The Wild Wellness Yoga and meditation is held Thursday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. Nature’s Memories will be held on Sunday, November 26, at 2 p.m.

Reservations are required for Wild Wellness Yoga and Nature’s Memories.

All programs will meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156.

Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park store is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tram transportation service is available daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and leaves the headquarters on the hour.

The park is located at 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission.