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:
Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. David Hanson is the leader. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit houstonaudubon.org.
|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.|
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!
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.
Free to attend, donations appreciated.
Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk. Join us on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low, a resident bird enthusiast. We welcome all levels of bird watching skill and all ages (as long as you’re quiet) – but no dogs, please! If you have binoculars of your own, please bring them. We do have some binoculars available to borrow.
Workdays are held once a month, October through March on the second Saturday of the month. We start work around 8:30 AM and work until about noon, when we break for lunch, provided by Houston Audubon and prepared by the lunch crew. Lunch at the picnic area of Boy Scout Woods is a good chance to visit with other volunteers and recharge from a morning of exercise and work. After lunch, we take about an hour to tie up any loose ends and clean up.
Come be a part of sanctuary maintenance, habitat restoration, and Houston Audubon’s amazing volunteer workforce. Email Pete Deichmann at email@example.com for more information or to be put on the email list.
Can’t get enough of hawks, falcons, owls and kites? Well join us for this special evening of Amazing Raptors. The program starts at 7 PM in the Bayou Barn with a fun interactive program on raptors. You will then meet some of the Houston Audubon education raptors and learn more about their natural history. This is a family–friendly program for all ages. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children (3-17 years old) All programs take place from 7 PM to 9 PM.
Upcoming Dates: December 9, 2017 (rescheduled from October 28); May 4, 2018