Happy 4th of July

It may be July but you can still get outdoors. Find some shade, water and something cold to drink.

Top 5 Birding Sites Around Houston

Below is my list of my top 5 birding sites around Houston. Yours may be different and if you have a really great site, let me know and we can always change the list. Really, it was hard to pick just 5. This is one of the most heavily-visited birding areas in the world with […]

Hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail

For the longest continuous trail close the Houston, head to the Lone Star Hiking Trail north of Houston. This 128-mile trail, which has gained National Recreation Trail recognition, winds through the Sam Houston National Forest and consists of three major sections: a 40-mile Lake Conroe section, the Central Section, and the Winters Bayou/Tarkington Creek Section. […]

Houston’s Parks Flood on Purpose

If you drive by a park after a heavy rain and see that it is flooded, thank your lucky stars because without this greenspace, the water might me in your house instead of flooding the park. The Houston Chronicle had an article by Deborah January-Bevers and Lindsey Roche a few weeks back that explains it […]

Discovery Green Outdoor Classes

Discovery Green in Downtown Houston offers weekly Bum-Ba, Yoga, Zumba, and Hatha Yoga classes weekly. If group exercise is not for you, check out their Argentine Tango or Circus Arts classes. And if the cool of being in water is what you’re look for, Bayou City Adventures offers kayak and paddleboard classes. Regardless of your […]

4th of July Celebrations in Houston

While the Freedom Over Texas July 4 celebration in Houston is the biggest, it is by no means the only celebration in town. For a complete list, click below. 4th of July Celebrations  

Visit Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston

Sam Houston Park, located just west of Downtown Houston between the Houston Library and Buffalo Bayou Park, is the only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park in Houston. Nestled on 10 acres of beautiful parkland, this green oasis is managed by The Heritage Society. With ten historic structures dating from 1823 to 1905, The Heritage […]

Top 5 Outdoor Things to Do in Houston This Weekend

If you are having difficulty planning your weekend, this list may help. Below are some of the top things to do in the outdoors in Houston this weekend. Most of them have specific events scheduled while others are just suggestions of places to go. Yes, I know it’s hot but so what. Get out anyway. […]

Hike the Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR

For a wildlife hike in a westerly prairie, visit the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge located 10 miles west of Sealy. The Refuge was established in 1972 to preserve habitat for the declining population of Attwater prairie chickens. Despite numbers of around 1 million at the turn of the 1900s, they now total only […]

Beginning Birding Class at Houston Arboretum

If you’ve always wanted to start birding but were a bit hesitant or just not sure how to start, head to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Sunday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a class taught by expert Gary Clark. The class is $40 for Arboretum members and $65 for all […]