Tag Archives | Bird Watching

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. […]

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Camp in a City Park

Visit one of the best parks in the Houston Parks family, Lake Houston Wilderness Park at 25840 Fm 1485 in New Caney. The park encompasses 4,786.6 acres of wooded parkland, approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59 near the town of New Caney. Once a state park, the park was taken […]

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Hike Little Cypress Creek Preserve

Little Cypress Creek Preserve, located at Telge and Spring Cypress in Northwest Houston, is just one of the many parks/preserves that have been added to the Houston area in the last 10 years. This 58 acre park was acquired and is maintained by Bayou Land Conservancy and Harris County Precinct 4. There are hiking, jogging […]

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Free Day at Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center is hosting a free day Sunday, February 5 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Dow Chemical company, this is the perfect day to visit a place you may have never been to before or head to your favorite nature center for free.  Designed to inspire families to get outside and […]

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Sheldon Lake Built Entirely of Green Materials

Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Center in East Houston is the only free state park in the Texas state park system. Besides this unique feature, it is also one of the greenest parks in the country with all structures being built of reused, recycled or green materials. The energy at the park is provided […]

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Martyn Farm Harvest Festival – Armand Bayou

Step back in time to the 1890’s for old fashioned fun for the entire family at the Martyn Farm Harvest Festival at Armand Bayou Nature Center on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Children’s games, crafts, General Store, wagon rides, woodcarving, blacksmithing, food and much more! On-site parking $3. Free parking and […]

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Visit a Coastal Prairie

The coastal prairie located in south central Texas is the southernmost tip of the tallgrass prairie prevalent in the Midwest of the U.S. Once covering 9 million acres, the prairie today covers less than 99% of that area. Most of the prairie has been lost to agriculture, urbanization, and range improvement. What remains is under […]

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Harris County Precinct 4 Parks List

Below is a list of the parks in Harris County Precinct 4. 100 Acre Wood Preserve Bane Park Bayer Park Burroughs Park Carter Park Collins Park Creek Course Park Cypress Creek Greenway Cypress Creek Parks Project Cypresswood Golf Club Dennis Johnston Park Doss Park Dyess Park Fritsche Park Independence Park Jesse H. Jones Park& Nature […]

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New Park Coming to the East End

Buffalo Bayou Partnership continues to make this a great outdoor city. They are creating Buffalo Bend Nature Park in the East End. Read below from their website. Transformation of the 10-acre Buffalo Bend Nature Park in the East End is underway. BBP made initial improvements to this former dumpsite in 2009 including three storm water […]

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More Trails Coming to Houston

Bayou Land Conservancy is once again looking at constructing new trails along the Spring Creek Greenway in northern Harris County and Southern Montgomery County. They are currently marking the outline of a future 11-mile bike and hike trail. Madlin Mekelburg of the Houston Chronicle describes the Greenway below. The Spring Creek Greenway is a 33-mile […]

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