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Frog Song

Frog Song

On warm nights – especially after rain – the frogs gather to sing. We don’t often think of animals other than birds singing, but that’s what the frogs are doing.

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What in the World is Entomology?

What in the World is Entomology?

Some of you may be thinking “why should I care about insects?” or “why would anyone want to study insects?”. We’re here to tell you why.

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Cooling Off: Summer Nightlife

Cooling Off: Summer Nightlife

Summer in Houston means one thing – HEAT. But while we enjoy our ice cream and AC, we may wonder – how do animals cool off in a Houston summer?

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Give Toads a Chance

Give Toads a Chance

Toads aren’t big, majestic,or fuzzy. Many think they’re gross and give you warts, but we’ve got the facts. Learn more and give toads a chance!

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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Beasts and Beauties

Dragonflies and Damselflies: Beasts and Beauties

Dragonflies and damselflies are closely related, but how do you tell these swift, colorful insects apart and why would you want them around your garden?

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The Buzz About Honey

The Buzz About Honey

We all love honey – that sweet, golden stuff goes in our tea, on our toast, and in countless other delicious treats. We also know that honey comes from bees. But what IS honey, and why do bees make it?

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Fireflies: Vanishing Lights

Fireflies: Vanishing Lights

There’s something magical about fireflies. They twinkle and dance like green stars on warm summer nights, turning our meadows and forest edges into fairyland.

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Early Birds: Connecting Birds and Migration

Early Birds: Connecting Birds and Migration

April is the peak of spring bird migration here at the Houston Arboretum. Tanagers, vireos, warblers, hummingbirds, and many others are flocking to our sanctuary on their journey north from Central and South America.

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St. Patrick’s Day – Houston’s Green Animals

St. Patrick’s Day – Houston’s Green Animals

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you wearing green today? We’re celebrating St. Patty’s Day by appreciating some of the Arboretum animals that sport green every day.

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Spring Migration in Houston

Spring Migration in Houston

Right here, right now, in America’s fourth largest city, we get to experience the trans-Gulf spring migration of millions of songbirds, hawks, warblers, and countless other birds.

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