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September 2019

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza- GCBO

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 1:00 pm
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 103 Texas 332
Lake Jackson, TX 77566 United States
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$4

Join us at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory as we celebrate our annual Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza! Taking place at the peak of hummingbird migration, XHX is a once a year opportunity to see these amazing birds up close. Watch as we carefully catch and band these tiny travelers and sign up to symbolically adopt one! XHX will also include: •Guest speakers•Live animals•Kids’ activities,•Nature-themed booths•Live animals•Snacks•The chance to shop our giftshop and native plant nursery.

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AT: “Native Trees in the Landscape: Why and How?”, Brad Phillips

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Red Cross Building, 2700 SW Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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FREE
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AT: Fall Organic Gardening workshop

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens Hermann Drive, 1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
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$10

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AT: 2019 Monarch Conservation Series

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

FREE

We are excited to announce the topics for the 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series! The Monarch Joint Venture is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center to put on another year full of informative and inspiring webinars on all things monarch. Starting in February, webinars will be held live on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2 PM Eastern Time. (Plus a bonus webinar in March!) The November and December dates have been moved…

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AT: Hawk Migration

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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In this class, we will learn to identify hawks, from the small American Kestrel to the majestic Bald Eagle, and we will learn how and why hawks migrate. Houston is located along a major flyway: we will take advantage of this by spending time in the field practicing identifying hawks in flight as they pass through on their way from their breeding grounds in Northern Canada and Alaska to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. Class: Tuesday, September…

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AT: Birding With The Bats

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Waugh Bridge, 401 S. Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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FREE

Join Alisa Kline, a Texas Master Naturalist, for an evening of birding along Buffalo Bayou at Waugh Drive Bridge where a colony of more than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats resides. Find out which birds and other critters are attracted to the bats during their nightly emergence. We cannot guarantee hawks will be on the job, but make sure to bring your binoculars. It will be hard to catch the action without them! Meet at the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Observation…

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AT: Raptor Center Tour

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
$20

Get enraptured! Don’t miss this opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center. Learn about our native raptors and raptor conservation, meet the raptors up close with lots of photo ops and discover what it takes to run a raptor center. This private event occurs before our open hours and space is limited.

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AT: Medicinal Wild Plants

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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$30 – $45

Before modern medicine, humans relied on plants for healing. Many of our current drugs and medical treatments originally came from plants or are still made from them; for example, aspirin originally came from willow tree bark. Join us for an introduction to common medicinal wild plants in Texas and learn about what healing plants may be growing in your backyard. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Instructor bio: Beau Harger is a compounding pharmacist by day and an…

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AT: Medicinal Wild Plants

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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$35 – $50

Before modern medicine, humans relied on plants for healing. Many of our current drugs and medical treatments originally came from plants or are still made from them; for example, aspirin originally came from willow tree bark. Join us for an introduction to common medicinal wild plants in Texas and learn about what healing plants may be growing in your backyard. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Instructor bio: Beau Harger is a compounding pharmacist by day and an…

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October 2019

AT: Lecture – Sustaining Texas: 5 Crucial Native Plants from the Pleistocene to Today by Leslie Bush

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$10 – $16

Texas plants we enjoy today have been used for food, medicine and crafts since the Paleo-Indians. Using written accounts, Native American oral traditions, and archaeological investigations, Dr. Leslie Bush has revealed why five plants in particular have been critical to survival in Texas since 13,000 BC. Dr. Leslie Bush is a paleoethnobotanist, an archaeologist who specializes in identifying bits of plants preserved on archaeological sites. This event is co-sponsored by Fort Bend Archeological Society, Houston Archeological Society and The Nature…

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