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Attracting Birds with Native Plants

Attracting Birds with Native Plants

Why does the Arboretum get so many fall migrant birds? Because we have a lot of native plants!

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Dragonfly Days of Summer

Dragonfly Days of Summer

It’s dragonfly season here at the Arboretum. Technically dragonflies are here all year, but you can see the greatest diversity of species in the brutal summer heat.

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(Don’t) Let It Go

(Don’t) Let It Go

It’s no secret that the Arboretum is a gorgeous piece of wildlife habitat right in the middle of Houston. From birds and bunnies to turtles and snakes, we are home to a wide variety of native species, but that doesn’t mean our grounds are a great place for ALL animals.

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100 Birds

100 Birds

I started 2017 with a goal: to see 100 species of birds at the Arboretum in a single year. On Friday, December 15th I finally achieved my goal. I’ve seen everything from American Kestrels to Yellow Warblers. However, some birds stand out as favorites. Here’s my top 10 list of the 100 birds of 2017.

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After Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we have been truly inspired by you, our community, as you stepped up to the plate to help those in need.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Spring is the busiest hatching season for our resident animals, and we’re seeing lots of nests, eggs, and hatchlings right now.

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April Foolin

April Foolin

Can you see through the trickery, deception, and general foolery of these Arboretum critters?

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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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