Hike Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the jewels of Houston is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on the south side of Memorial Park. If you’re feeling stressed or just out-of-sorts, head to the Arboretum for some peaceful outdoor rejuvenation. While there, head out on one of the many hiking loops in the park. Most of these are short […]

Scavenger Hunt in Galveston

Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Especially the kind where you don’t have to knock on strangers doors and beg for junk that you’re just going to throw away. This Saturday, November 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. head to Galveston Island State Park for an outdoor scavenger hunt in the park. Explore the […]

Conservation Group Making Houston Better

Bayou Land Conservancy (the group instrumental in acquiring the Deer Park Prairie last year) is continuing to add land to the Spring Creek Greenway in north Houston. Their goal is to be responsible “for preserving much of the Spring Creek Greenway, a 33-mile long corridor of natural habitat that borders North Harris and South Montgomery […]

Beach and Bayside Walks

I highly encourage anyone who loves the beach and the ocean to visit Galveston Island State Park to participate in their beach and bayside walks. Offered twice a week for each location, these informational packed walks are led by Galveston Bay Master Naturalists and members of the Friends of Galveston Island State Park. Check this […]

Outdoors in the Fall

It’s mid November and we have kayaking, hiking, surfing, birding, nature loving, and more – all outdoors in amazing weather. It’s not too cold, it’s not too hot, it’s just right to get outside and experience all there is in Houston and the Gulf Coast region.  

Kayak Armand Bayou with Artist Boat

Join Artist Boat Sunday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. for a four-hour kayak tour of Armand Bayou. Artist Boat conducts kayak tours throughout the fall and winter every Saturday and Sunday in different locations around the Gulf Coast. This tour is listed as easy so I don’t think there will be any uber-kayakers ready to tear […]

Nature in the Park – Brazos Bend

Join the volunteers at Brazos Bend State Park for at least 3 free programs and hikes Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A sampling of topics include Creekfield Lake Nature Hike, The Wonderful Lives of Snakes, Alligator Slide Show, Pond Life, Wildlife Viewing and more. All the hikes and programs start at […]

Hike the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

Edible Wild Plants

Just in case you can’t find what you want in the grocery stores but still crave something wild and maybe fungusy, this is the class for you. Held at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, this class is scheduled for Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. From acorns to wild violets, the […]