Nature Bike Tour

Join the Nature Discovery Center August 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a leisurely nature oriented biking tour of Brays Bayou with staff naturalist Eric Duran. You will learn about the nature and ecology of the bayou, and identify the wildlife that shares this urban habitat. There will be wildflowers and wintering waterbirds […]

Fall Hawk Watch at Sheldon Lake State Park

The Fall Hawk Watch is about to begin at Sheldon Lake State Park—you do not want to miss it! Each year, volunteers count hawks and gather data all across the USA to help discover the health of habitats and hawk populations. At this training, you will learn about the different species you may see flying over Sheldon Lake and how you can get involved […]

Hike Little Cypress Creek Preserve

Little Cypress Creek Preserve, located at Telge and Spring Cypress in Northwest Houston, is just one of the many parks/preserves that have been added to the Houston area in the last 10 years. This 58 acre park was acquired and is maintained by Bayou Land Conservancy and Harris County Precinct 4. There are hiking, jogging […]

Start Planning Your Outdoor Labor Day Weekend

Get outdoors this Labor Day weekend in and around Houston as the weather starts to cool (don’t laugh, it might happen). Besides all the trails waiting to be explored there are free 5K’s, kayak tours, bike tours, geocaching experiences in the state parks, surfing lessons, pontoon boat rides on Armand Bayou, stand up paddleboarding, zombie […]

Repairs Set for Terry Hershey Trails

With the floods early this year, parts of the Terry Hershey trails were damaged and are now set to be repaired by Harris County. This is one of the more popular trails in the Houston area that runs from Beltway 8 west to Fry Road in west Houston. The reservoirs in the area were inundated […]

First Day of School!

While not everyone started school today, many did and are full excitement (or not). Even though schedules get tight, the best way to deal with stress is to get outdoors. Run, walk, bike, hike, paddle, or just sit under a tree. It all counts. Have a great day and school year.

Download Houston Bike Plan

The City of Houston is implementing the Houston Bike Plan, which was originally adopted in 1993. The City and the Greater Houston region have developed a long-range plan to build new trails along bayous, create new protected bikeways and encourage more riders in every part of Houston to get on their bikes. The Plan hopes to […]

Sign Up for Cypress Creek Regatta

Join Bayou Preservation Association and Bayou City Adventures Saturday, September 17 for their annual Cypress Creek Regatta. The 7.5-mile race runs from Mercer Arboretum to Jesse H. Jones Park and is open for families and individuals of all ages. This event raises funds for and awareness of Bayou Preservation Association. A Festival will follow with […]

Island Survivor on Galveston Island

Head to Galveston Island State Park for a game of life and death in paradise for beach safety. The class is offered August 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the state park. While the island is nicely developed now, would you survive the wilderness of Galveston Island State Park if you had to? […]

Nature Revealed: Phenology

Hike the Big Thicket

Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve this winter during the cool, clear sky months. There are a number of different sections to hike so head to the Information Center for a trail map. The Big Thicket is one of the most diverse areas in the U.S. for plant diversity and is the only preserve in […]