Cullinan Park Conservancy

CURRENT NEWS

Thank you Skip-Nic fundraiser a success!

December 01, 2020

Dear Cullinan Park Supporter and Friend, Thank you for making our virtual Skip-Nic fundraiser a success! We missed seeing you in person, but your participation and generosity made our annual picnic go on without a hitch and we met our fundraising goal! Whether you contributed an auction item or bid on one, made a general donation or gifted a sponsorship, your support demonstrates the giving hearts of our community. Because of your generosity, Phase II of Park Improvements, which include [...]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Celebrates 2020 Picnic Skip-nic Success

November 09, 2020

  The Cullinan Park Conservancy had to pivot its annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser to an online format this year, but that didn’t stop the revamped “Skip-nic” from drawing some very enthusiastic supporters to the region’s only nature-inspired online event. Held October 14 through 16, the Skip-nic was a resounding success thanks to generous sponsors, loyal patrons and new donors. Since the start of the lockdown, Cullinan Park has been a wonderful respite [...]

Picnic SKIP-NIC for the PARK

September 17, 2020

We will have to SKIP going to the luncheon this October, but please don’t SKIP supporting Cullinan Park! Due to the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19, we have decided to “SKIP” holding the Picnic for the Park event this year. Instead, we are launching a “Skip-nic” and are confident that because of the generosity and loyalty of our donors we can still meet our original fundraising goals for 2020. Besides, we know you don’t come to the luncheon for [...]

We’ve Got Gallinules

September 17, 2020

Cullinan Park is home to two species of gallinules, striking birds that walk on floating lily pads and clamber through marshes on incredibly large feet. The Purple Gallinule, seen at Cullinan from roughly April through October, is one of the most vividly colored birds in all of North America. Purple Gallinules combine cherry red, sky blue, moss green, aquamarine, indigo, violet, and school-bus yellow, a color palette that blends surprisingly well with tropical and subtropical wetlands. [...]

What to Look for in the Park – Fall Foliage

September 04, 2020

After a long, hot summer, we are all ready for cooler weather. Fall bird migration is underway with many species stopping at the park to fuel up as they make the journey to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. The Fall months are a great time for hiking at Cullinan. The shady forest trails are marked by Pecan, Sycamore, Shagbark Hickory, and Bur, Water and Shumard Oaks. Cullinan’s meadows and marshes contain Bush Bluestem, Wildrye, Cherokee Sedge, Emory Sedge, [...]

What to Look for in the Park – Summer Sights

June 22, 2020

With school out and social distancing still recommended, lots of people are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the summer months. A summer visit at Cullinan Park is a great time for picnicking, fishing and hiking the shady trails. With temperatures rising, early morning may be the best time to enjoy the park. Whenever you go, be sure to take precautions like wearing sunscreen and insect repellent and carrying water and a cell phone when out on the trails. Birding in the summer [...]

Become a Citizen Scientist

May 14, 2020

If you spend time at Cullinan Park and want to record your observations, you can contribute to Citizen Science - the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Here are two great options if you’d like to get started: One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can [...]

What to Look for in the Park – Spring Migration

March 11, 2020

Spring is a fabulous time to visit Cullinan Park to enjoy mild weather and blooming plant life. For birders, it is the most eagerly anticipated time of year. Spring migration is the annual pilgrimage many birds make from their winter homes in Central and South America to their breeding grounds in the U.S. and Canada. After crossing the Gulf of Mexico, these Northbound neotropical migrants stop along the Texas coast to rest and feed before continuing on: flycatchers, vireos, thrushes, [...]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Awards Cullinan Park Conservancy $200,000

March 11, 2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) recently approved a $200,000 grant to fund a trail around White Lake at Cullinan Park. Cullinan Park Conservancy’s application was the sixth highest scored application among 67 applicants, receiving the maximum  award amount available. A dirt trail currently exists around White Lake, but it is an unofficial trail that is not maintained and often floods. Planning is now underway for a new accessible trail which will be a mixture of [...]