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Oct
21
Sat
2017
Lake Houston Wilderness Park Ameri-Trail, 5 Mile Road 10-11.5 miles @ Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Houston Area Trails & More
Saturday, October 21 at 9:00 AM

About HATS What you need to hike Weather Forecast This is a City of Houston Park, Entrance fee is $3.00 Google Maps – “Lake Houston Wilderness Park” …

Lake Houston Wilderness Park Ameri-Trail +/- 11 miles

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, 9:00 AM

Lake Houston Wilderness Park
25840 Farm-To-Market Rd 1485 New Caney, TX

4 Hiking Enthusiasts Attending

About HATSWhat you need to hikeWeather ForecastPlease bring at least two liters of water, maybe three.Gathering Place: Park entrance is $3.00 per person. Once inside the park follow the roads to the nature center. It takes about 10 minutes after paying to drive to the meeting place.The Hike:We are hiking the beautiful, wooded Lake Houston Wi…

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Oct
22
Sun
2017
Houston Geological Society’s Earth Science Week Field Trip @ Panther Creek, Montgomery County Preserve, south of The Woodlands
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Houston Geological Society’s 2017 ESW Field Trip is a Free family-friendly outdoor geology field trip.

Come explore geological stream processes with us!  See point bars, cut banks, delta bar deposits, meanders, sediment flow structures and log jams.  Find out what a thalweg is.

Field Trip Leader:  Erik Scott

Wildlife Experts:  Available for plant, bug and bird identification.

This is a WALKING field trip.  There is nothing to collect.  Bring a camera and binoculars for birding.

Services:  No facilities on site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  See the following 2017 Field trip Downloads:

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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Nov
4
Sat
2017
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.