Hike Cullen Park

In Northwest Houston close to the Energy Corridor is Cullen Park which runs from Bear Creek Park west. The hiking and biking trail is a well-maintained concrete path that is a 7.6 mile out-and-back hike that runs past picnic areas, soccer fields and more. It is good for all skill levels and is ideal to […]

Edible Creepy Crawlies – Galveston Island SP

Have you ever eaten a bug?…..on purpose? Are you ready to ramp up the “ick” factor and expand you epicurean boundaries?  Galveston Island State Park has a family-friendly, informative, edible insect program which explores a short prairie trail and allows participants to enjoy some high-quality food along the path. Head to the state park October 14 […]

Memorial Park Native Plant Grow Out

You’re invited to join Memorial Park Conservancy in growing native plants for the Park. Volunteers will work in the Park Greenhouse planting, weeding, watering, and caring for native Texas wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. No experience necessary! Volunteers must be 12 and older and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adults over 18 will sign […]

Trail Project for Women

This is from the Hike it Baby newsletter. Hike it Baby is launching the 10,000 Women Trail Project, a female-specific initiative to get women and girls on trails all across North America. Over the next year, our goal is to encourage women to bring female friends and family on trail at least once a month. Join […]

Houston Arboretum Bird Walk

Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk October 14 at 8:00 a.m. Join the arboreum on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low, resident bird enthusiast. All levels […]

Urban Prairies by Light Rail

Join Jaime González, Katy Prairie Conservation Community Conservation Director, on an inner city adventure as we visit several current and future urban pocket prairies in the heart of the city – including the Texas Medical Center and Rice University. The adventure is October 14 from 9:00 a.m.. to 12:00 p.m. Meet at the M.D. Anderson […]

Weekly Nature Hike at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Come take a Sunday stroll October 8 with the Lake Houston Naturalist crew at 8:00 a.m. sharp! The park re-opened September 29 after recovery from Hurricane Harvey and the staff is ready to get the regular programming up and running Meet us at the Nature Center and we’ll take you down one of our best […]

Park to Port Bike Ride is Finally Here

The Park to Port Bike Ride is tomorrow Saturday, October 7, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The 20-mile round-trip ride offers a unique view of Houston from the Brays Bayou Greenway trail leading from Hermann Park to the Port of Houston and back again. A turn-around party at Brady’s Landing, sponsored by the Port of Houston […]

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. […]

Mercer Botanic Gardens Damaged from Harvey

The Houston Chronicle published a story September 29 by Molly Glentzer on the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on the Mercer Botanic Gardens in north Houston. The following paragraph sums up the devastation of the recent floods on the gardens: The manicured front gardens, with their blooming annuals and perennials, were submerged for several days in 8 […]