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A Note from the Conservation Director

A Note from the Conservation Director

After many years of preparing for the ecological restoration of the Arboretum and the expansion of public amenities, Master Plan implementation is about to begin.

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Spring is for the Birds

Spring is for the Birds

Spring is a special time for birds, and based on what we saw during the March Second Saturday Bird Walk, spring has definitely sprung at the Arboretum.

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The Superb(owl)

The Superb(owl)

For most humans, winter’s arrival means holiday cheer, hot drinks, and warm coats. It’s easy to forget that winter is one of the toughest times for animals because of the cold and lack of food.

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Welcoming Winter

Welcoming Winter

For most humans, winter’s arrival means holiday cheer, hot drinks, and warm coats. It’s easy to forget that winter is one of the toughest times for animals because of the cold and lack of food.

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Things that go bump in the Arboretum

Things that go bump in the Arboretum

October is a celebration of all things spooky, scary, and otherwise creepy. It’s a great time to look for some of our more frightening Arboretum residents. Try to find them all… if you dare!

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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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