Easter Eggstravaganza

Written by Kelsey Low on April 16, 2017 

Eggs, eggs, and more eggs! Spring is the busiest hatching season for our resident animals, and we’re seeing lots of nests, eggs, and hatchlings right now. This month, we’ve seen nesting birds like Blue Jays, Eastern Screech Owls, and Pine Warblers – but we’ve also seen egg-layers like Red-eared Sliders, Five-lined Skinks, and Cloudless Sulfur Butterflies. Here’s a few examples of eggs and hatchlings from around the Arboretum:


American Robin Eggs

Frog Eggs

Common Ground Skink Eggs

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Egg

Northern Mockingbird Eggs

Red Eared Slider Hatchling


If you do find any eggs (or hatchlings) at the Arboretum, admire their beautiful shapes and colors – but please be sure to leave them alone so they can hatch undisturbed.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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