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Fun with Fermentation

Fun with Fermentation

Humans have known about fermentation for thousands of years but we aren’t the only tipsy ones in the animal kingdom.

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Batty About Bats

Batty About Bats

We love bats here at the Arboretum – but if you don’t feel as batty about bats as we do, here’s some food for thought!

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License Plates Keep the Arboretum Wild

License Plates Keep the Arboretum Wild

We’ve all seen the license plates that feature Texas natives like the Horned Lizard, but did you know that these plates can support the Houston Arboretum?

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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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