Block Creek Natural Area FAQs
Block Creek Natural Area Frequently Asked Questions May I rearrange props and settings at the blinds? Will I have to share the blind or camp with other photographers who are not in my group? May I use my own portable blind or use my own equipment? May I use calls to lure wildlife? Are overnight accommodations available? What about my non-photographer spouse? What else should I pack? Are there snakes on the property? What about bad weather, rain checks, cancellations, etc. How far is Block Creek Natural Area from San Antonio and Austin airports? Where exactly is Block Creek Natural Area? May I rearrange props and settings at the blinds? You are allowed to make minor rearrangements. A supply of perches is kept near each photo blind. No cutting or breaking of vegetation is allowed, especially so for trees!!! Oak wilt, a deadly fungus to oak trees, is present on BCNA and breaking limbs spreads it. Will I have to share the blind or camp with other photographers who are not in my group? Highly unlikely, but possible. May I use my own portable blind or use my own equipment? The photo blinds on the property are for your use. There is no need to bring your own blind. We will do our best to accommodate shooters with other portable blinds as the need arises. May I use calls to lure wildlife? Normally no. But let's discuss this if it’s important to you. Are overnight accommodations available? Please visit the lodging page for more information. What about my non-photographer spouse? We may offer discounts for non-photographer guests. Our fees are based on numbers of people on the property, regardless of whether they are photographing or not. Non-photographers must sign a release and abide by all Block Creek Natural Area policies also.  Non-photographer guest are welcome (pricing can be discussed with owners). What else should I pack? Sunscreen, chapstick, tweezers, antihistamines, insect repellant, wide brim hat, lightweight long sleeve shirt, lightweight long pants, good hiking shoes, etc. Are there snakes on the property? There are a few rattlesnakes, copperheads, cotton-mouth water moccasins, and coral snakes. All are venomous. There are other species of snakes, as well, that are non-venomous. There are also scorpions, brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders, wasps, bees and fire ants. Use common sense about where you walk and place your hands. Always check blinds before entering. This includes checking the ceiling for wasps as well as the ground for snakes. Swarms of bees are particularly dangerous. If you should find a swarm and wish to photograph them, be extremely careful not to provoke them. Keep your distance. Please understand that we are in -their habitat and this is the country and not the city. What about bad weather, rain checks, cancellations, etc. Please see our policies for more information. How far is Block Creek Natural Area from San Antonio and Austin airports? Depending on the time of day and traffic, it will take about one and a half hours from San Antonio and about two and a half hours from Austin. If you have a private plane, you may be able to fly into Fredericksburg or Kerrville. Where exactly is Block Creek Natural Area? Almost half way between Fredericksburg and Comfort. BCNA will send a detailed map upon booking and deposit.
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