Adult Programs

Field Trip: Addicks Reservoir

Field Trip: Addicks Reservoir

Enjoy a guided bird watching experience at one of the Houston area’s best birding spots. Wood Duck, American White Pelican, Osprey, and countless sparrows are some of the possibilities. While you observe the amazing waterfowl, waders, and other winter birds at the reservoir, you’ll also learn about […]

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Timberdoodle Trek

Timberdoodle Trek

Every winter, strange little birds called American Woodcocks visit the Arboretum. Also known as “Timberdoodles,” American Woodcocks are large, inland sandpipers that prefer a mix of woodland and meadows during their early winter courtship season. The Arboretum is one of the few places in urban Houston to […]

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Nature Revealed: The Hidden Kingdom of Mushrooms

Nature Revealed: The Hidden Kingdom of Mushrooms

The Gulf Coast region produces a huge variety of mushrooms. Their food value ranges from choice edibles to poisonous. Agaricus, Amanitas, Boletus, Cantharellus, and Polyporus are only a few of the genera that abound in our woods. But what are mushrooms, and how can you distinguish between […]

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Nature Revealed: Native Bees

Nature Revealed: Native Bees

European honeybees have gotten a lot of attention recently, but did you know that there are at least 1,000 other bee species in Texas? These native bees are even more important pollinators than European honeybees, and they too are in serious decline. In this class you’ll learn […]

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Nature Revealed: April Fools’!

Nature Revealed: April Fools’!

On April Fools’ Day humans do their best to trick one another with practical jokes. However, in nature, tricks are a matter of life or death. In this class you’ll learn about crypsis (hiding in plain sight), mimicry (trying to look like something else), and other sneaky […]

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Nature Revealed: Tracking

Nature Revealed: Tracking

Tracking is a skill that dates back to the origins of the human race. Once used by our ancestors as a way of life and a necessity for survival, today it is considered a lost art. Learn the age old process of identifying tracks and animal sign […]

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Nature Revealed: Houston Toads

Nature Revealed: Houston Toads

Houston Toads were named for our city, but ironically, they can no longer be found here. How did this sad situation come to pass? Why are these unique Texas endemics endangered, and how can we help? Join Amie Bialo for an inside look at Houston Toad conservation […]

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Arboretum at Night: Snakes

Arboretum at Night: Snakes

Snakes have a bad reputation, but they are really fascinating and beautiful creatures. Learn the facts about our local species from experts while you get up close and personal with some real, live snakes. You’ll also enjoy a selection of beers from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, light […]

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Arboretum at Night: Turtles

Arboretum at Night: Turtles

Enjoy a fabulous night out in nature! Join Chris Bednarski of the Houston Zoo for a fun and relaxed talk about the spectacular diversity of turtles. In particular, you’ll learn why turtles around the world are in danger, and what species you might have here in your […]

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February Family Owl Prowl

February Family Owl Prowl

Have a hoot with the owls! Bring the whole family to meet some wise and wonderful live owls from our friends at the Wildlife Center of Texas. Learn about these mysterious nocturnal birds in a short educational program, then go for a hike in the moonlight to […]

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