Guided Canoe Tour on Armand Bayou

Come along on a morning of education and adventure, paddling on a guided tour along Armand Bayou December 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Observe numerous birds, reptiles, and deer who are starting their day at the water’s edge. Beginning and experienced canoeists are welcome. Minimum age is 12 years old.There is a $25 […]

Sunset Photo Hike at Galveston Island State Park

Join Ranger Lisa at Galveston Island State Park on December 9 to explore tips for taking better photographs to capture those special moments. The tour starts at the Clapper Rail Trail observation tower on Galveston Bay at 4:30 p.m. to practice new skills and share our findings. Challenges and tricks for any level. Families and puppies on […]

Holiday with the Cranes on Galveston Island

As Sandhill Cranes begin to arrive on Galveston Island to roost and forage later this month, the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council opens registration for Holiday with the Cranes, Dec. 10 – 11. The event is all day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Moody Gardens Golf Course. Holiday with the Cranes is a new […]

Sunday Streets – December 4 on Washington Ave.

Sunday Streets HTX is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Sunday Streets HTX will open a stretch of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provide a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. The location for the event on December 4 is Washington Ave. between Heights Blvd. and Westcott. It […]

Photography Tours of The Cisterns

Head to the Cisterns December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with Buffalo Bayou Partnership for photo-centric tours of the Cisterns. The are geared toward non-professional photographers, student groups, and photography clubs all centered on personal use photography. The tours are one hour and cost $15 per person with a maximum of 15 people […]

Hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail

Located just north of Houston is the Lone Star Hiking Trail, a 96 mile trail with 32 miles of additional loops and crossover trails. It is located in the Sam Houston National Forest and runs continuously from South of Richards, Texas to just Northwest of Cleveland, Texas. It is the longest continuous trail in Texas […]

Huntsville State Park Inspires

For an inspiring story on Huntsville State Park, check out the article by Gary Clark in the Houston Chronicle a few days ago. This is one of my favorite parks close to Houston because of the slight elevation change (200 feet) on some of the hiking trails. Houston Chronicle

Brays Bayou Trail Detours Announced

Due to ongoing channel widening by Harris County Flood Control District, a trail detour is in place along the north side of Brays Bayou Greenway from Brompton Rd. to Greenbriar Dr. The trail will be removed while HCFCD works to widen the channel and then replaced by HCFCD after work is finished. In the meantime, […]

Gardening at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Join Mercer Botanic Gardens staff and volunteers December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 for plant grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade Gardens. This area displays primitive and unusual plants like the maidenhair tree and voodoo lily. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water is recommended. Mercer Botanic […]