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June 2019

AT: Bringing Nature Home featuring Doug Tallamy

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
United Way Center, 50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX United States
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$25 – $50

Doug Tallamy is the author of the famous book: "Bringing Nature Home".   He claims that non-native plants are "ecological traps for birds". An integral part of sustainable biodiversity is plant choice. By supporting native plants, growers can implement an encouraging environment for wildlife of all kinds. Healthy, flourishing ecosystems are not only delightful and enchanting, but they are also crucial to human prosperity. By applying Doug Tallamy’s persuasive reasoning: gardeners, landscapers, and growers everywhere can make an impactful improvement…

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AT: Nature Revealed- Bees

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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$20 – $35

Honey bees, mason bees, and bumble bees are just some of the nearly 1,000 species of bees here in Texas. Who are these helpful insects, how do they live, and why are they disappearing? In this class we’ll meet some of our most common species, explore the role of bees in our ecosystem, and discuss how you can help bees in your own backyard. If the weather permits we will go on a walk to look for bees at the…

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July 2019

AT: Tree Identification

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338 United States
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Free

Please call for more information- 713-274-4160

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AT: “Virtually Wild! Texas- NPSoT Monthly Meeting

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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FREE

Connecting students to wildlife, careers, and conservation digitally. Speaker: Jaime Gonzales

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AT: After Dark

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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$20 – $35

When humans are getting ready for bed, a whole world is waking up for the night shift. In this special Nature Revealed, we’ll learn about Houston’s wild nightlife in class and out on the trails. Eavesdrop on an amorous owl couple, learn the deadly secret of fireflies, and experience the wildest blacklight party in nature (did you know that scorpions glow in the dark?). Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

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August 2019

AT: Greater Houston Environmental Summit

August 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
United Way Center, 50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX United States
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FREE

Annually, CEC hosts a networking and learning event for the extraordinary people who work at or are interested in the work of environmental organizations in the greater Houston region. For more information and registration visit cechouston.org.

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AT: Back from the Brink: Wildlife Success Stories

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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$15

Donald Beard, Caprock Canyon State Park and Dr. Maureen Franke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Robert Perez, Texas Parks & Wildlife Just like the wild turkey and the American alligator, the American bison was nearly driven to extinction due to human activites. Today, populations are stable and growing. How did that happen? Discover how you can be a part of conserving plants and animals.

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AT: BIRDS OF A FEATHER IN YOUR GARDEN

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338 United States
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FREE

Details forthcoming.

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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: 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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