Houston Arboretum Bird Survey

Calling all experienced birders! Help the Houston Arboretum monitor bird populations throughout the year on the third Saturday of every month. Meet in front of the Nature Center at 8:00 a.m. and join a member of the Arboretum’s conservation team as they walk the trails documenting bird activity. Please bring your own binoculars. The event ends […]

Levy Park Wins Prestigious Award

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced Levy Park Houston is a winner of the prestigious 2018 ULI Urban Open Space Award, a worldwide competition. Madrid Rio Park was a co-winner. The annual award recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economies of their surrounding […]

Birds of Memorial Park Hike

Check out the migratory birds that visit Memorial Park every fall. Houston Audubon and Memorial Park Conservancy staff and volunteers will be there to lead the way for new and seasoned birders alike on a hike October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We promise you’ll see Memorial Park a little differently. Cullen Running […]

Volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Come Meet at the Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, October 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help keep Buffalo Bayou Park one of the best parks in the country. Whether […]

Eco-Art Kayak Adventure – Coastal Heritage Preserve

Artist Boat provides inspiration and education through unique coastal experiences. All our public kayak adventures are guided and interpretive to places carefully chosen for their natural significance. This tour is in the Coastal Heritage Preserve in Galveston on October 14r 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our lead guides are ACA certified kayak instructors […]

Second Saturday Boat Rides on Buffalo Bayou

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the banks. October 13 is the second Saturday so head out […]

Hike Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

For a great day hike drive 47 miles east to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and the Shoveler Pond Trail. This trail heads out just off the Visitor Information Station past the Butterfly and Hummingbird Habitat before putting you on the main trail of this 4.1 mile loop. The trail encircles a 220-acre freshwater impoundment with […]

Greens Bayou Regatta

The Greens Bayou Regatta is October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It combines recreation, stewardship, and education on one of Houston’s most beautiful and secluded waterways, Greens Bayou. The 7.5 mile race course will showcase two planned launch locations, Brock Park and Thomas Bell Foster Park. This inaugural regatta will raise funds and […]

Breakfast on the Bayou – Pontoon Boat Ride

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely morning drifting down Armand Bayou October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. aboard the Bayou Ranger, Armand Bayou Nature Center’s electric pontoon boat. This trip through the heart of the nature center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about life on the bayou and observe […]

Sea Citizen Orientation with Artist Boat

Join Artist Boat October 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Sea Citizen Orientation. Sea Citizens are Artist Boat’s dedicated team of volunteers helping to make Artist Boat’s mission and vision a reality. Our Sea Citizen Orientations are our way of showcasing all the different ways Sea Citizens can get involved, from land management […]