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Many times birds are associated with sports teams as their mascots. (www.creativeoutlet.com)

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Birds used in sports

Maybe you have noticed birds and professional sports have a great relationship.  Just look at all the teams named after birds.
The National Football League has Cardinals, Falcons, Ravens and Seahawks.  
The National Hockey League has Mighty Ducks and Penguins, and once had Thrashers.   
Major League Baseball has Blue Jays, Cardinals and Orioles.
Atlanta is probably the most birdy city when it comes to sports teams, having had Falcons, Hawks and Thrashers.  
And, closer to home, Austin once had a hockey team named after Bats.

Trail riders and their horses parade down the streets of San Marcos during their annual visit to the city on their way to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. GRA Trails will be in downtown San Marcos on Monday between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (photo by city of San Marcos)

Last year’s car show participants queue up to find their place at the annual Hot Rods and Hatters Festival in downtown Lockhart. The event is a popular draw for motor enthusiasts from everywhere. At least 600 car show participants along with thousands of spectators are expected to attend this Saturday’s show taking place in downtown Lockhart. (photos by Joel Gammage)

From left to right are Dustin Little, judge and owner of Classic Innovations Garage, Dave Wolfe, owner of Saint Elmo Soundstage and emcee also known as Danger Dave, Ted Philipus, of Classic Innovations Garage and judge, Joel Gammage, event producer and host, and his wife, Catrin Bennett Gammage.

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon: St. Mark's Episcopal Church will serve lunch on Friday

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host the Cottage Kitchen luncheon this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. The menu will consist of beef burgundy, rice pilaf, green bean salad, croissants and homemade desserts. The Cottage Kitchen is open to the community. The cost of the meal is $8 and includes beverage and dessert. From left to right are Donnelle Gooch, Linda Nichols, Adelaide McAninch, Peggy Knight, June Tidwell, Emily Pruitt, Julie Bradshaw, Eleanor Pulver, Mary Jo Saunders and John Saunders. (photo by Ellie Stewart)

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is hosting its signature Casino Night and Wine Tasting Fundraiser this Friday night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Dick's Classic Car Garage. Tickets cost $35 each. To order tickets over the phone or for more information, call 512-392-3300. (www.creativeoutlet.com)

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