Day Trip to the Baytown Nature Center

For a nice day trip out of Houston, head east to the Baytown Nature Center at 6213 Bayway Drive. The nature cnter is located on a 350-acre peninsula surrounded by three bays. Inhabited by more than 300 species of birds, this is an ideal place for experienced or would-be birders. Besides birds, the area is populated […]

Hike Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

About 40 miles south of Houston on I-288 is the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 400 species of wildlife. Its marshes and prairies create some of the richest environments on Earth. Two hunting areas exist – the Christmas Point Public Waterfowl Hunting Area and the Middle Bayou Public Waterfowl Hunting Area. Check […]

Super Saturdays at San Jacinto Battleground

Join Texas Parks & Wildlife for Super Saturdays at San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site. This Saturday features the Battleship Texas. Join the staff for family-friendly maritime fun and activities, including holystoning, seabag inspections, and learning about the mascots of Battleship TEXAS. Reservations are not required but there is an entry fee onto the Battleship Texas. Bring […]

Outdoor Passport to Houston

Houston Wilderness, a non-profit whose mission is to protect, preserve and promote the unique regions of Houston has created “An Outdoor Passport to the Greater Houston Region.” The Passport provides information on major ecoregion sites in and around Houston that you may want to visit. It comes in a family version and an ecotourism version […]

Extreme Bugs at the Houston Zoo

What has six (or more!) legs, stands sky high, and is invading the Houston Zoo this summer? For this special exhibit, you’ll walk into a backyard unlike any you’ve seen before – this backyard is filled with giant, animatronic bugs that move, spread their wings, and even spray you with water! These bugs are up to […]

Visit Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Visit Lake Houston Wilderness Park this summer for classes on stream ecology, geocaching, owl pellet identification, birds, insects and amphibians. Each class is held at the park located at 25840 FM 1485 in New Caney just north of Houston on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. While the classes are free there is a […]

Eastside Farmers Market

Start your week by visiting the Eastside Urban Harvest Farmers Market at 3000 Richmond Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Urban Harvest brings the bounty of the garden to Houstonians several times a week year round, rain or shine. Growers offer locally-produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants. The […]

Go on a Phenology Hike

Join Houston Arboretum and Nature Center for a naturalist-led Phenology Hike. Just to help you understand what phenology, I quote Merriam Webster – “a branch of science dealing with the relations between climate and periodic biological phenomena (as bird migration or plant flowering)”. You will explore seasonal changes on one of 4 different Phenology Trails, record observations and […]

Hike Brays Bayou

The Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail was developed in the early 1970s when the bayou channel was paved. Luckily we have stopped paving the bayous since then. Although this hike is just over 9.7 miles, you can continue to on making the out-and back route more than 20 miles long. This is a moderate […]

Business Insider Likes Houston

Go to Business Insider to see the article “18 Facts That Make Houston the Best City in America” to see why living here is so great and of course, one of the reasons is because we have “more parks than any other top-10 metropolitan area”. Way to go Houston. The article goes on to say […]