Earth Day Celebration at Radha Madhav Dham

By: Michael Jewell, Travis Audubon Master Birder

Radha Madhav Dham is the oldest Hindu Temple in Texas, the largest in North America, and one of the largest Hindu Temple complexes in the Western Hemisphere. It’s located on RM 1826 on the way to Salt Lick BBQ. Located on 200 acres, it is really pretty during spring with wildflowers everywhere. Birding can also be good there; one of our contacts at the temple told us they counted 57 species on a bird count last year. Interesting also, a mountain lion was spotted just a couple of days ago at the pond on the back of the property. Grounds are open to the public during the day.

We participated in their Earth Day Event on April 21. The weather was a bit breezy, but there was a nice turn out of families interested in the many tables offered at this event. There was a lot of interest in the Travis Audubon tables, with people telling us about their backyard birds, kids pointing out the birds they knew, and kids and parents playing at the Bird ID Board.

Ellen Cox, Janel Nye, and Lucy Flanagan helping a future birder and family.

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