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Oct
27
Fri
2017
Creatures and Cocktails Night Hike @ Russ Pitman Park
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

Please join the Natural Discovery Center for the Creatures & Cocktails Night Hike on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 PM. If you are looking for a unique Halloween adventure for adults, we have the program for you! Join naturalist Eric Duran for a celebration of nocturnal nature over drinks at the Nature Discovery Center. We’ll learn spooky stories about night time creatures. With the moon above us we’ll head out into the night to encounter screech owls and other animals that creep, crawl and fly around in the shadows. Adult beverages and snacks will be provided. Register here!

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Interpreting Nature workshop series @ Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

http://www.springcreekgreenway.org/naturecenter.htm

In-field workshop for those who wish to lead nature walks. Conversations to help provide talking points on a wide variety of topics.

Call for each month’s topic or for more details or to sign up for monthly e-mail notices. Send your request to nature.center@mctx.org. 281-364-4225.

Bring a notebook, writing instruments, folding stool, or chair–or a plastic bag to sit on, snacks.

WG Jones State Forest Hike 9.5 Miles @ WG Jones State Park
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Saturday, October 28 at 9:00 AM

WG Jones State forest is a 1,722 acre densely wooded area bordered by the towns of Conroe and The Woodlands. The park has 15 miles of hiking trails, f…

WG Jones State Forest Hike 9.5 Miles

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 9:00 AM

WG Jones State Park
2520 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Conroe, TX 77384 Conroe, TX

8 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

WG Jones State forest is a 1,722 acre densely wooded area bordered by the towns of Conroe and The Woodlands. The park has 15 miles of hiking trails, featuring lakes, streams and a wide variety of plants & wildlife.Call or text me at[masked], in case you get lost.Gathering Place: We’ll meet in the parking area located at: 2520 Farm to Marke…

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Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Seed Fling Wingding 2017 @ Baytown Nature Center
Nov 4 all-day

On Saturday, November 4th, join us in this family-friendly interactive event, Seed Fling Wingding Festival at Baytown Nature Center to learn more about butterflies and bees in a fun, interactive way. With games, a butterfly costume parade, inflatables, seedbomb making tables, entertainment , interactive games & exhibits, guided butterfly walks to throw milkweed seed bombs and so much more! Register for the 1K and much more at https://www.active.com.

Native Plant Society of Texas’ Native Landscape Certification Program – Level 3 @ Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four-level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes
Level 2: Design and Development with Native Plants
Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
Level 4: Advocating for Our Native Plant Community (to be developed)

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Levels 2, 3, and 4 may be taken in any order.

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes

The course includes a classroom session and a 2-hour outdoor plant knowledge walk.

  • Visualize the differences between native and non-native landscapes.
  • Comprehend how to install native plants into a landscape, including plant choice, purchase, placement, spacing; bed and soil preparation; how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and seeds; what soils to use; mulching techniques.
  • Understand maintenance requirements, techniques, and maintenance schedules for native: trees, shrubs, palms, yuccas, perennials, grasses, and groundcovers.
  • Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid.

The Native Plant Society (NPSOT) offers two levels of certificates:

  • Completion – attend the full day.
  • Competency – attend the full day and pass a test at the end of the class.

Students graduating with either certificate may progress to another class level.

DIRECTIONS: USE 20303 DRAPER ROAD entrance for a shorter walk to the Nature Center (¼ miles from the parking lot). It is a 1.5-mile walk to the Nature Center if you park at 20605 FM 2920 (Waller-Tomball Rd.) entrance.

DISCOUNT: Levels 2, 3, and 4 (to be developed) are $37 for Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members and $52 for all others.
Become a NPSOT individual member for only $35: http://npsot.org/wp/join-renew/.

IMPORTANT: Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and walking outside for 2 hours. You may also need a bottle of water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a chair cushion.

For more information (e.g. Tentative Agenda): visit 123Signup – NLCP Level 3, Greater Houston Area.

Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org