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Museum Takes a Cast of our Post Oak

Museum Takes a Cast of our Post Oak

As you walked west of our Nature Center building on the Alice Brown Loop, the chemical smell of acetone could be detected in the summer air. As you approached one of our tall post oak trees off the trail you saw six or seven members of the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s exhibits team gently patting a thick, white substance on its bark…

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Booming Bunnies

Booming Bunnies

If you have been to the Arboretum in the last few months you might have noticed all the cute rabbits hopping around!

While it is not unusual at all for native rabbits to be found here, it is out of the norm to see them as easily as we do now. Typically rabbits are seen scarcely, and hop away when humans are near. Recently, however …

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Blooming Liatris in August

Blooming Liatris in August

August is a great month to start thinking about Liatris! The meadow at the Arboretum in August is a spectacular array of deep purples and lovely greens. The Liatris, a native Texas flower, will begin to bloom in August and show its lovely blossoms through the month.

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