Calendar

May
30
Sat
2020
Various Farmers Markets: Urban Harvest, Energy Corridor, Finca Farm Stand, Plant It Forward, more…
May 30 all-day
Various Farmers Markets: Urban Harvest, Energy Corridor, Finca Farm Stand, Plant It Forward, more...

We used to list these markets individually, but it was just too much!

Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

May
31
Sun
2020
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
May 31 @ 8:00 am
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center | Humble | Texas | United States

The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open for bicycling. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center programs and events are free of charge unless otherwise noted and open to the public regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, physical ability, national origin, or religion. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in these programs should contact the nature center. Programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Solid shoes are recommended. Call 281-446-8588 for more information.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market @ The Bryan Museum
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • 9am – 12pm {June-September}
  • 9am -1 pm {October – May}

The best way to gain up-to-date information about Galveston’s Own Farmers’ Market is to sign up for their weekly newsletter. You’ll learn about upcoming events and community partnerships at GOFM, receive the most accurate list of expected vendors for each week, collect recipes based on vendor products and gain insider access to your local farmers’ market.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor with GOFM, visit their ‘vendors’ page where you can download an application.

If you’d like to volunteer your time with GOFM, they always welcome new faces! Visit our ‘volunteer’ page for more information.

East End Farmers Market @ Navigation Esplanade
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brought to you by the Greater East End Management District, the East End Street Market is open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm on the Navigation Esplanade (2800 Navigation Blvd.) in front of the historic original Ninfa’s Restaurant.

Unique among Houston’s farmers markets, the East End Street Market blends sights and sounds, cuisine and culture to create an experience that is rooted in one of Houston’s most historic communities.

Visit the East End Street Market to sample fresh garden fruits and vegetables, locally produced farm and dairy products, prepared foods, and unique handcrafted wares.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Market Manager Chef Roy Rodriguez.

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For more information, visit eastendhouston.com/market.

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation @ online
May 31 @ 6:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. 

Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles!

Register for this talk at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-our-texas-native-lady-beetles-tickets-101989854400

Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.

Webinar: Discovering our Texas Native Lady Beetles
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is The Wonders of Nature.

Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles! Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.