Celebrate the Connection of Two Bayou Trails

Join the Houston Parks Board April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for live music, snacks, lawn games, kayaking, bike rides and more at 10 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the White Oak to Buffalo Downtown trail connection (click here for digital map!). The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Johnny […]

Firefly Friday at Armand Bayou Nature Center

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center April 27 from 7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on a fascinating walk through the woods as you look for fireflies. Don’t forget your walking shoes! Ages 6-adult. $10 adults, $8 children, discounts to members. Advance reservations are required. Call 713-274-2688 Armand Bayou and Nature Center Map

Houston Botanic Gardens Coming

Glenbrook Golf Course off I-45 South is being re-imagined at the new Houston Botanic Garden. This is how their website describes the new site: Houston, sitting in one of the most ecologically diverse urban areas of the country, is one of only two major U.S. cities without a botanic garden. In the Garden, the splendor of […]

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour on Buffalo Bayou

Call for reservations for the Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership. The tour is April 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and leaves from Allen’s Landing at 9-1 Commerce St. Learn more about these thousands of magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” […]

Migration Celebration at San Bernard NWR

Head to San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge April 21-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a celebration of the yearly migration. Activities include tours and events for families interested in the outdoors, including a “Birds of Prey” program and opportunities to learn about (and touch!) alligators, snakes and other critters. Spend two days fishing, […]

Hike Galveston Island State Park

This weeks hike is to go to the bay side of Galveston Island State Park and hike the many trails and loops. There are suggested trails on the Galveston Island State Park map but I have listed all the loops and trails below. Freshwater Pond Loop .68 Freshwater Pond .25 Duck Lake .19 Prairie Trail […]

Volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Come Meet at the Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to help keep Buffalo Bayou Park one of the best parks in the country. Whether […]

Mercer Botanic Gardens Continues Post Harvey Recovery

Mercer  Botanic Gardens is continuing its recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey and has a slate of Spring and Summer events scheduled. Check out the article by Vagney Bradley in the Houston Chronicle about what is going on and how you can help. Houston Chronicle

Eco-Art Kayak Adventure – Coastal Heritage Preserve

Artist Boat provides inspiration and education through unique coastal experiences. All our public kayak adventures are guided and interpretive to places carefully chosen for their natural significance. This tour is in the Coastal Heritage Preserve in Galveston on April 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Our lead guides are ACA certified kayak instructors and […]

Beautify the Bucket in Galveston

Join Artist Boat for the Beautify the Bucket Competition awards ceremony at Menard Park on April 21 at 12:00 p.m. The competition allows participants to take an active role in beautifying Galveston beaches and improving stewardship behaviors. Participants paint a blue trash barrel destined for Galveston beaches based on a theme: ocean organisms, marine debris, […]