Arbor Day with Trees for Houston at Memorial Park

Saturday, January 20th at 9:00 a.m. is the largest volunteer event of the year at Memorial Park! Join Memorial Park Conservancy, Trees for Houston, and Houston Parks and Recreation Department in planting hundreds of native trees along the Park’s Eastern border. Volunteers can sign up here and must complete the waiver prior to signing up.  

Hike Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

For a great day hike drive 47 miles east to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and the Shoveler Pond Trail. This trail heads out just off the Visitor Information Station past the Butterfly and Hummingbird Habitat before putting you on the main trail of this 4.1 mile loop. The trail encircles a 220-acre freshwater impoundment with […]

Free Gardening Classes at McGovern Centennial Gardens

Hermann Park Conservancy’s FREE garden class series in the McGovern Centennial Gardens continues with a session on pruning. At the beginning of each new year, gardeners wander out into their landscape knowing it’s time to prune their trees, but many don’t have the specific knowledge to safely and correctly prune their most valuable landscape assets. […]

Volunteer Orientation at McGovern Centennial Gardens

Interested in joining our McGovern Centennial Gardens volunteer team? Anyone who loves to be outdoors and is interested in becoming a regular volunteer in McGovern Centennial Gardens should attend an upcoming orientation. Join us on Wednesday, January 17 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy. Following the orientation, […]

Sunset Pontoon Cruise on Armand Bayou

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a relaxing and educational sunset trip to observe the wildlife of Armand Bayou aboard the Bayou Ranger, an electric pontoon boat. The board departs from Bay Area Park January 20 at 4:00 p.m. for a 1 1/2 hour cruise. Reservations are required so call 281 474-2551 ext. 10. The […]

Visit the Spring Creek Greenway

The following description is from the Bayou Land Conservancy website: The Spring Creek Greenway is the longest contiguous urban forested corridor in the nation. Now close to 80% complete, it will ultimately be thirty-three miles long, stretch from Highway 249 in Tomball east to US-59 in Kingwood, and cover more than 12,000 acres. Bayou Land Conservancy […]

Houston Arboretum Bird Survey

Calling all experienced birders! Help the Houston Arboretum monitor bird populations throughout the year on the third Saturday of every month. Meet in front of the Nature Center at 8 am and join a member of the Arboretum’s conservation team as they walk the trails documenting bird activity. Please bring your own binoculars. The event ends […]

Eagles and Ospreys – Armand Bayou Nature Center

Two of the most iconic birds in North America visit Armand Bayou every winter and spring. The American bald eagle and osprey spend November through April hunting and fishing the productive waters of the bayou. Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for an incredible viewing opportunity, right in their own backyard. Mark Kramer, Chief Naturalist at […]

Hike J. J. Mays Wildlife Trace

For a unique hike east of Houston head to the J. J. Mays wildlife Trace located on the banks of the Trinity River. There is a 4.8 mile out-and-back trail that follows along the river with boardwalks and some paved sections with wheelchair access. The trace is named after Joshua Jackson Mayes who owned one […]

Become a Master Naturalist

Below is information from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website to become a Texas Master Naturalist. If you love nature and the outdoors, this program is for you. Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in […]