Calendar

Nov
23
Thu
2017
Prairie Seed Collecting @ Cherie Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas, or HNPAT, meets monthly on 4th Thursdays of the month, most months (check calendar), at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in the McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park! (1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. Parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum); 6:30 p.m. Refreshments; 7:00 p.m. Meeting Starts. Meetings are free and open to the public. Come and learn with us about our native prairies!

 

Dec
6
Wed
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Monthly Winter Bird Walk @ Russ Pitman Park
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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Mary Ann Beauchemin will lead a monthly bird walk in Russ Pitman Park throughout the winter. In addition to our “Winter Texan” songbirds, we have sometimes had interesting “migrants” stay and overwinter. Most winters we have some western hummers like Rufous & Black-chinned, and less commonly a few Calliopes visit the park.

Join us and witness this special, seasonal beauty of nature.

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Holiday with the Cranes @ Galveston Island
Dec 9 @ 6:30 am – Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm

For ​a ​unique ​holiday ​experience, ​spend ​a ​wild ​weekend ​in ​Galveston ​celebrating ​the ​return ​of ​the ​island’s ​wintering ​Sandhill ​Cranes ​at ​Holiday ​with ​the ​Cranes, ​Dec. ​9 ​– ​10, ​2017. ​The ​weekend ​is ​chock-full ​of ​indoor ​and ​outdoor ​nature ​activities ​combined ​with ​the ​ambiance ​of ​historic ​Galveston ​Island!

Holiday ​with ​the ​Cranes ​is ​presented ​by ​the ​Galveston ​Island ​Nature ​Tourism ​Council, ​a ​nonprofit ​volunteer ​organization ​that ​helps ​connect ​people ​with ​nature ​experiences ​and ​outdoor ​adventures, ​and ​promotes ​the ​value ​of ​natural ​habitats ​and ​resources ​in ​the ​Galveston ​Island ​area.  For more information and to register, visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. Monthly Meeting @ Houston Community College Conference Center
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. for our “Vegan 2nd Saturdays” Monthly Meetings, Presentations & Vegan Potlucks

Held on the “2nd Saturdays” of each month, we will enjoy a delicious vegan potluck and meeting, along with a discussion, film screening, food demo or speaker presentation on intersectional issues of veganism, animal rights, environmentalism, nonviolence, health and more. Each month will be something new! Our new venue is at the HCC Conference Center.

We are asking for a donation of $5 per person to help cover our facility rental expenses. All attendees must bring a vegan entree to share at the potluck (serving size to feed 10 people)!

There will be VSOP logo items available as part of our fundraising efforts. We always have plenty of FREE vegan literature, animal rights & environmental awareness literature, and starter guides for the vegan-curious, too!

Please remember to bring a vegan dish to share with the group! Our events are always vegan, so please only vegan or raw vegan foods (no animal-derived ingredients). If you have questions on ingredients, feel free to contact us.

We have plenty of seating at our new venue. All ages welcome! (Families are invited to bring toys and games for their young ones. Children must not be left unattended.)

Help us also keep our events earth-friendly by bringing your own reusable dinnerware and plates.

This is a great way to meet up with Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. each month and learn about our volunteer opportunities, upcoming events and outreach! Houston’s Premier vegan nonprofit was founded in 2004 and is run entirely by volunteers!

We will also feature a new discussion topic on intersectional issues each month, such as: animal rights, ethical vegan living, vegan health & nutrition, cooking, world hunger solutions, eco-friendly living, nonviolence and more! Some months will also include film screenings and/or guest speakers and food demos.

Houston Community College Conference Center is located at 3100 Main St, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002. See below for map. Free Parking is available on level 7 & 8 of the HCC Administration parking garage at Main & Elgin. Use elevator from parking garage to 3rd floor breezeway, which leads to the Conference suites. You must enter the building through the parking garage and not street-level.

All attendees must sign in at the Security Desk.

RSVP is appreciated for seating!

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | Lake Jackson | Texas | United States
Bird Banding at GCBO 8:00am-noon
Event Date: Saturday, 09/19/15  8:00 AM
Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices. The public is invited to join us as we work to collect baseline data on bird populations at our sanctuary. Banding will run from 8:00 am to noon. The banding station is operated by Robert and Kay Lookingbill and is conducted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please put this on your calendar and do join us when you can. Free of charge and no reservations are necessary. The GCBO Nature Store will be open till noon each banding day.

Dec
27
Wed
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

Dec
28
Thu
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!