Happy Halloween

Get your spooky on with Bayou City Outdoors as they hike and slither their way through Memorial Park on Halloween! Pizza and beverages await the hikers for those who make it out of the forest! Tap into your inner wolf or go all vampy, or come as a traditional ghoul (or, hey, wear your office attire– […]

Hike the Heights Hike & Bike Trail

For a nice inner city hike head to the Heights Hike & Bike Trail, which runs from just south of the 610 Loop and heads to Downtown Houston.

Prairie Heritage Festival – Saturday

The featured event this weekend for the outdoors is the Prairie Heritage Festival on Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Hwy. 36 S in Rosenberg. As the main event of Prairie Month, the festival is free and will be held rain or shine. Don’t worry, though, […]

Christmas at Sheldon Lake and Brazos Bend State Parks

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has created excellent videos on the parks, animal, plants, water, and activities available in the parks system. Below is a video to show you how Christmas at Sheldon Lake and Brazos Bend State Park happens. It is a fun video that just might change your plants in a few months. […]

Where to Go Birding in Texas

Where is the best birding in Texas? When should you go – summer, winter, fall? Join the group at Kleb Woods for a birding class on where to go birding in Texas. This free program is offered October 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kleb Woods off FM 2920. After the class head […]

Houston In October!

I’m not going to feature a particular today. Just get outside. The weather is amazing and there are a number of ways to enjoy Houston outside today. Go kayaking in Armand Bayou, hike Huntsville State Park, bike Buffalo Bayou Park, fish Galveston Bay, read a book outside at Discovery Green or just sit outside and […]

Tricks and Treats Among the Trees

Jesse H. Jones Park is offering a free event for the whole family to explore the park during Tricks and Treats Among the Trees. It takes places this Saturday, October 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kids and the young at heart are invited to a free trick-or-treat nature trail and Halloween fun with […]


ArBOOretum – Trick or Treat Outdoors

ArBOOretum - COME TRICK OR TREAT IN NATURE’S NEIGHBORHOOD! The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is hosting their annual ArBOOretum Saturday, October 25 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Bring your trick or treaters to the Arboretum so they can experience Halloween in nature. At ArBOOretum all the little goblins and ghouls and their parents are invited […]

Hike Halls Bayou Trail

Most of the bayous in Houston have wide concrete hike and bike trails that either run along the top of the bayou or wind from the top down into the bayou and back up to the top. The Halls Bayou Trail is a 3 mile trail that runs between Hirsch Road and Bretshire Drive near […]

Nature 101: Domains & Kingdoms at the Arboretum

Hike the Big Thicket

Join Brandt Mannchen on a journey of discovery to the rarely visited prairies of close by  Big Thicket National Preserve. Hosted by NPAT & Houston Sierra Club, this event takes place Saturday, October 25 from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.. Click here to register and get directions. Carpooling is available at the Starbucks parking lot near Beck’s Prime […]