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Owls of Houston and SE Texas

Owls of Houston and SE Texas

Owls are not common backyard birds, but they are very desirable guests who can provide lovely nighttime sounds and excellent pest control…

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Guide to Butterfly Gardening in Houston

Guide to Butterfly Gardening in Houston

There is nothing more calming and enjoyable than walking through a garden enlivened by the colorful and silent beauty of a butterfly’s delicate wings fluttering from flower to flower…

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The Red-tailed Hawk

The Red-tailed Hawk

Every spring we mow our 3 acre meadow to allow some sunshine to get to the ground and make room for new growth. When we went to photograph the freshly mowed prairie grasses we noticed this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk…

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Guide to Recycling in Houston

Guide to Recycling in Houston

According to Waste Management, every year American’s produce enough plastic film to shrink-wrap Texas! You might be surprised to know that it also takes more than 1.5 million barrels of oil…

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Fascinating Frostweed

Fascinating Frostweed

The Frostweed, Verbesina virginica, is an easy-to-grow native Texas plant with dark green leaves and white, autumn flowers. It prefers dappled shade…

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Operation: Save the Bunnies!

Operation: Save the Bunnies!

Our naturalist Tiffany was leaving our Nature Center building when she saw two out of place fuzzy animals near our parking lot. Upon closer inspection…

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Enchanted by the Full Moon

Enchanted by the Full Moon

Did you see the amazing total lunar eclipse, or Blood Moon, last night? It was a beauty. Speaking of Blood Moon, there are many terms and references used to describe the full moon that you have heard a million times but might not know the origin or meaning. We decided to uncover these mysteries for the October Leaflet Edition and post them here.

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It’s Migratory Bird Season

It’s Migratory Bird Season

Participants to the Arboretum’s HAWK WALK had a night to remember this past Saturday. Upon arrival guest made their way to the meadow about a quarter mile from the main entrance. This time of year the meadow is truly spectacular…

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High-Five for Texas Native Plants

High-Five for Texas Native Plants

Many think that if you garden with native plants, you’ll lose the bright showy flowers and end up with a drab brown and green garden. This could not be further from the truth! Here in Texas we are lucky to have a host of amazing, colorful native plants to choose from like the purple Liatris, Prairie Agalinis, Sunflower, Beautyberry, and Eastern Baccharis.

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HAWK WALK – A Night to Remember

HAWK WALK – A Night to Remember

Participants to the Arboretum’s HAWK WALK had a night to remember this past Saturday. Upon arrival guest made their way to the meadow about a quarter mile from the main entrance. This time of year the meadow is truly spectacular…

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