Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve

This week drive to Beaumont and head north to the first preserve in the U.S. national park system – The Big Thicket National Preserve. Encompassing more than 97,00 acres in nine land units, the Preserve is an ideal place to see what East Texas looked like before timber mills, fracking and, well, people. It was […]

Houston Skyline Kayak Tour

Join Bayou City Adventures Saturday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Houston Skyline kayak tour, which is one of the best ways to view downtown Houston. The tour is roughly 3 hours and stretches approximately 7.65 miles from Woodway Memorial Park to Sabine Street. You will navigate through the beautiful scenery and landscapes […]

New Greenway for Montgomery County

Northwest Harris County already has the Spring Creek Greenway with hiking, biking and paddling trails and the developing Cypress Creek Greenway with the same, and now Montgomery County is adding the Lake Creek Greenway Project. This 600 acres of land is being preserved for new hiking trails, a 20-mile canoe route and a possible a […]

First Day of School!

While not everyone started school today, many did and are full excitement (or not). Even though schedules get tight, the best way to deal with stress is to get outdoors. Run, walk, bike, hike, paddle, or just sit under a tree. It all counts.

Have You Seen the Houston Zoo Lately?

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Houston Zoo for the first time in a few years and I was more than a bit surprised. It is truly amazing. Growing up in Houston, I remember a very different and sad zoo. Not anymore. As the hope of cooler weather arrives, I urge you […]

Lamar Cycle Track in Downtown

The Lamar Cycle Track is a two-way dedicated bicycle facility that extends from Bagby Street to La Branch Street and provides a nearly three-quarter-mile bicycle connection between Sam Houston Park and Discovery Green park. This bicycle-only lane is the first big step into making Houston more bicycle friendly both for enjoyment and as a transportation […]

Paddle Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou Nature Center is hosting a three hour paddle Saturday, August 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Armand Bayou. Besides adventure, this tour offers education and fun as you paddle on a guided tour along Armand Bayou. Observe numerous birds, reptiles, and deer who are starting their day at the water’s edge. […]

Hike Kleb Woods Nature Preserve

Kleb Woods, located in far northwest Harris county, was part of a family farm owned by one of the original German descendants to the Cypress area in 1840. It became a nature preserve in 1994 and has grown ever since. There is a nature and history center, picnic areas, restrooms, a hiking trail and campsites. […]

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 […]

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Even in a big city like Houston, our backyards are teeming with wildlife. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is providing the supplies, tools, and guidance for 3 make-and-take crafts that will help you improve your urban habitat and thrive in your yard or neighborhood. You’ll go home with a Bird Nesting Material Station, Solitary Bee […]

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