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We kindly ask you to please
•   Wear your face covering in City of McAllen buildings
•   Wash and sanitize your hands frequently
•   Practice social distancing
•   Use preventive measures like not touching your face
•   Stay home if you feel sick and visit another day
Our staff works hard to protect you…
•   Undergoes a health screen per shift
•   Has protective equipment (counter shields, masks & more)
•   Frequently sanitizes the buildings
•   Makes hand sanitizer visible and available
•   Displays best health practice signage as a reminder to all
•   Follows the state phased guidelines for individuals and public gatherings

Nature Speaker Series

Quinta Mazatlán will be offeringnoteworthy speakers and scholars to present lectures related to our global environment, local cuisine and the arts and culture.

Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370 or visit

Schedule & Fees

Every Thursday (September - May)


6:00- 7:00 pm



16 The Endangered and Threatened Plant Species of the Rio Grande Valley
Benito Trevino, Local Plant Expert
23 Nature Through The Lens
Hector Astorga, Professional Nature Photographer
30 Finding Your Wellness Journey
Rafael A. Curiel, Wellness Coach


6 Plants, Posies & Poems

Erren & Jan Seale, Texas Poet Laureate

13 Valentine's Salsa Night

Bugalu Dance Company

20 Cooking For Two

STC Culinary Academy

27 The Loss of the Mighty Rio Grande River

Larry Lof, President of the Gorgas Science Foundation


5 RGV Bees & Bee-havior

Ernesto Herrera, UTRGV Bee Expert

12 The Guardians Movie Screening

Movie in the Park, Hosted by Quinta Mazatlán

19 Best Butterfly Garden Kit

Allen Williams, National Wildlife Refuge System Advocate of the Year

26 Capturing Texas Landscapes

Pedro De La Fuente, Landscape & Night Sky Photographer


2 Birding the RGV

Monica Barrera, Interpreter and Naturalist

9 Local Birds and Wildlife Through Her Lens

Ruth Hoyt, Professional Wildlife Photographer

23 The Effects of Native Fish Species on Trees

Eric Cantu, Environmental Education Supervisor

30 Project Feederwatch

Mario Ferriero, CUE, Environmental Education Supervisor


7 What We Found - City Nature Challenge

John Brush, Urban Ecologist Center Urban Ecology Quinta Mazatlan

14 Xerophyte Landscaping

Rosie and Fred Bright, Calzeda Cactus Nursery

21 Birds & Brews, Honoring Veterans

5X5 Brewery

28 Coastal Bird Monitoring in the Lower Laguna Madre

Stephanie Bilodeau, Conservation Biologist, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

Send us an Email.